Ginataang Bangus

Ginataang Bangus is a simple and delicious Filipino milk fish recipe. The bangus or milk fish is cooked in coconut milk and easy to make using simple ingredients. 

It is a quick and flavorful meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Ginataang Bangus has the creaminess of the coconut milk with a little spice from the chili pepper. You can use other kind of fish with this recipe like tilapia, tuna or even galunggong. 

Add more chili pepper or chili flakes if you want it more spicy. If you like curry powder, add 1/2 a teaspoon to make it more aromatic.

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Ginataang Bangus is a traditional Filipino dish cooked in coconut milk. A little spicy with the creamy sweetness of coconut milk. Ginataan is a Filipino cooking method that means "a dish cooked in coconut milk or cream".

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  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 thumb size ginger, minced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large boneless bangus, remove head and tail 
  • 1 - 13.5 oz coconut milk
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (jalapeno) chili pepper, sliced
  • chopped green onions for garnishing

    1. In a wide pan, heat and add cooking oil. Add onion, garlic, ginger and tomato. Saute for few minutes until limp and aromatic. 
    2. Arrange boneless bangus on top of the sauteed vegetables and allow to cook for a minute. 
    3. Pour-in coconut milk and simmer in low heat uncovered for 5 minutes. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. 
    4. Season with fish sauce and simmer for 2 more minutes. Taste to see if salt is needed. Add accordingly.
    5. Add chili pepper and continue to simmer until coconut sauce starts to thicken. 
    6. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and turn of the heat. 
    7. Transfer in a serving platter and serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy! 

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