St. Peter’s Fish is commonly known by the name “Tilapia” in Asian countries. When prepared properly you’ll have a firm, slightly sweet, light, without fishy aroma fish dish. With this recipe the fish is cooked deep fried until crispy and served with tomatoes in soy sauce, chili sauce and lime juice, having that sweet, spicy and savory flavors all in one dish.
1 large-sized St. Peter’s Fish, cleaned
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for deep drying
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery or cilantro
3/4 cup water
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
* Season fish with salt and pepper. Put a slit on both sides to cook its meat evenly. Deep fry until crispy and golden brown. Set aside
* Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, sauté onions, garlic and tomatoes until limp. Add celery and peppers, cook for another 1-2 minutes.
* Put in the remaining ingredients and let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
* Serve sauce as side dish or topping to the fried fish.
St. Peter’s Fish is low in calories, saturated fat, sodium, carbohydrates and a good source of protein. It also contain potassium, selenium, phosphorus and Vitamin B.