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Cardillong Ampalaya sa Tilapia
Try this recipe, something different from the regular pork and shrimp Cardillo dish.
2-3 lbs Tilapia, cleaned and pat dry
2 pieces large ampalaya, sliced thin
2 pieces egg, beaten
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, sliced thin
2 pieces large tomato, sliced thin
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup water
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Fry tilapia till golden brown. Remove the fish from oil and pat dry using a paper towel to remove the excess cooking oil. Arrange fish in a serving dish and set aside.
Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes till caramelized. Pour in water and simmer for few minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Add the slices of ampalaya (bittermelon) and simmer for few more minutes. Pour egg over the ampalaya and simmer for few more minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the fried fish then serve.