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Pinaputok na Tilapia
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Pinaputok na Tilapia Recipe

This is a recipe for pinaputok na tilapia (oven baked tilapia)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 54kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pieces tilapia cleaned and scales removed
  • 3/4 cup green mango diced
  • 1 piece tomato diced
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Make about 2 to 3 slits on each side of the tilapia deep enough to reach the bones.
  • Rub about 1 teaspoon of salt per side. Let the fish absorb the flavor for about 15 minutes.
  • Combine the tomato, onion, mango, ginger, lemon juice, salt, and ground black pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Scoop the tomato and onion mixture and stuff inside the cavity of the tilapia. Try to stuff all the mixture, if possible. Note that the tilapia should have a cut under the body due to removal of the innards.
  • Wrap the tilapia in an aluminum foil. Make sure that everything is covered.
  • Preheat oven to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the tilapia for 20 minutes. (or grill each side of the fish for 10 minutes)
  • Remove the tilapia from the oven and then open the top so that the fish is exposed. Brush the cooking oil over the fish.
  • Change the settings of the oven to broil (about 510 degrees Fahrenheit). Put the fish back-in with the exposed top. Broil for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the fish from the oven and serve with toyomansi.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg