Ingredients

  • Serves 4 people
  • 3 medium milkfish (milkfish can be substituted with Tilapia, Blue Mackerel Scad, Indian Mackerel) 

  • 2 onions (sliced)

  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cups white vinegar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Recipe Courtesy of Asian Food Network

Daing na Bangus (Deep fried Milkfish)

Sizzled to a golden crisp in hot oil and with strong hints of garlic, the fatty filipino milkfish is a favourite for its umami aromas and strong vinegar infusion that soaks through the deep-fried fish.
Sizzled to a golden crisp in hot oil and with strong hints of garlic, the fatty filipino milkfish is a favourite for its umami aromas and strong vinegar infusion that soaks through the deep-fried fish....
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  • Easy
  • 80 min
  • 15 min
  • 10 min
  • 4 steps
  • 7 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 7 Ingredients
  • 80 min
  • 15 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare the fish

    • With a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, prepare the fish by trimming the fins and tail of the milkfish. Split milkfish on the top side starting from the tail to the head by running the edge of the knife along the belly.
    • Lay fish open, then remove gills and innards. Wash fish in running water to remove blood.
    • Remove backbone by laying fish flat on the cutting board with the skin down. Hold the knife in a slanted position and cut in with the tip of the blade along the backbone from the head to tail.

    | Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, milkfish is also a source of animal protein, B-complex vitamins and selenium, however also significant source of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and calories


  2. Mix the marinade

    • For the marinade, add 2 cups vinegar, sliced garlic and onion together in a bowl. 
    • Mix well, and season with 2 tsp salt and ¼ tsp ground pepper.
    Mix the marinade

  3. Marinate the milkfish

    • Dip the milkfish until all the parts are soaked, then marinate for about an hour.
    Marinate the milkfish

  4. Pan-fry the fish

    • Heat olive oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, pan fry the fish skin side down for about 10 minutes.
    • Turn the fish over using a wide spatula to cookthe opposite side until golden brown for about another 10 minutes.

Plate and Serve!

Remove the fish from the pan and serve.

Plate and Serve!

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