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  • Pan-Fried Tilapia with Kare-Kare Sauce and Toasted Garlic

    This is a lighter alternative to your favorite kare-kare. It’s not too heavy on the tummy, but still decadent to the palate. Use any white fish to ensure a light yet hearty meal.

    by SmartParenting Staff .
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    Serves 4 to 5  Prep Time 5 to 10 minutes Cooking Time 15 minutes


    3 tablespoons canola oil for frying
    4 tablespoons garlic, minced
    4 whole tilapia, cleaned and scaled
    salt and pepper
    3 tablespoons achuete oil (1 tablespoon achuete seeds + 3 tablespoons canola oil)
    2 bulbs white onions, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon ginger, minced
    1 tablespoons or more bagoong
    4 tablespoons peanuts, finely ground or chopped
    2 cups fish or shrimp broth
    1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with
    1 tablespoon cold water (optional)
    cilantro for garnish


    1 Heat canola oil to medium high and cook garlic until golden brown. Strain toasted garlic but leave oil in the pan.


    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno


    Get the full recipe on yummy.ph

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