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Sinanglay Na Tilapia

Sinanglay na Tilapia stuffed with onions and tomatoes, wrapped in pechay leaves, and cooked in coconut milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 piece whole tilapia cleaned, scaled and gutted
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes diced
  • 4 piece shallots peeled and chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind powder or 1 lemon juice
  • 2 bunches large pechay leaves stems trimmed
  • 4 foot pandan leaves about 1long each
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 2 finger chili peppers
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash fish and make sure innards are completely removed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a bowl, combine tomatoes, shallots, ginger, and tamarind powder.
  • Rinse pandan leaves under cold running water and pat dry.
  • See further instructions: Kawaling Pinoy


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