Pesang Lapu-lapu Recipe

Fish Recipe

Pesang Isda, Cristy Miclat

Pesang Lapu-lapu, by Cristy Miclat


The above photos say it all.  It is delicious.  Perfect for a family get-together as it warms the heart and soul. 🙂

Pesang Lapu-lapu Recipe



1 Lapu lapu (grouper fish), prepared, cleaned, de-scaled and gutted

1 ginger, peeled, sliced thinly into 1 inch length

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp cooking oil

2 heads of pechay (bokchoy)

1 small head of cabbage

1 tsp whole black pepper-corns

Salt or fish sauce to taste

2 stalks of spring onions, sliced in inch-length

2 vegetable bouillon dissolved in 3 cups of hot water to make vegetable broth

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the fish in half and rub salt all over it.
  • Saute the ginger and onion in the oil then add the fish.
  • Quickly add the hot vegetable broth, peppercorns, cabbage, pechay and green onions.
  • Bring to a boil, then adjust the seasoning with salt or fish sauce.
  • Do not overcook or the fish will lose its shape.
  • Serve with a steaming boiled rice and a sauce of miso-tomato sauce combination.



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