Ginataang Tilapia Recipe

Impress the family with this stuffed tilapia recipe.

Tagal ng Paghahanda

10 min.

Tagal ng Pagluluto

35 mins.

Serving Size


  • Main Dish
  • Seafood
  • Del Monte Tomato Sauce

Mga Sangkap:

  • 4 pc tilapia
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 pc siling haba
  • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (200g)
  • 2 pack DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Gata Mix (40g)
  • 300 g pechay Tagalog
  • 2/3 cup water
  • - salt


1. Make a shallow cut on one side of the fish to make a pocket. Set aside.
2. Combine the onion, ginger, and siling haba with 2 tablespoons of DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce and 1 tablespoon of DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Gata Mix. Fill each fish with this mixture. Wrap in pechay leaves. Set aside.
3. Cover bottom of casserole with pechay stalks. Arrange wrapped fish on top.
4. Dissolve remaining DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Gata Mix with 2/3 cup water. Add to the fish together with DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce. Season with salt to taste. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until cooked.

Lusog Notes

This classic Ginataang Tilapia dish is high in calcium which helps in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It is also high in vitamin C that helps in the efficient absorption of iron in the body.

Chef`s Tip

To keep the pechay from unraveling, secure the pechay with a piece of pandan that is tied around the fish. The pandan not only acts as a string to keep the pechay in place but also gives a mild flavor to the coconut sauce.

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