How To Make Fish Sarciado

Fish sarciado is a popular dish in the Philippines. It is commonly known as “Sarciadong Isda” among the locals, which translates to “Fish with sauce.” This recipe may be cooked with fresh fish cuts or leftover fish cuts from your last dinner or lunch. This dish highlights the delicious and healthy mix of tomatoes and seasonings.


• 1 big fish (cut into 3 pieces)
• 3 large tomatoes (chopped)
• 1 medium onion (chopped)
• 5 cloves garlic (chopped)
• 1 green chili
• Black pepper
• Spring onion as garnish
• 3 eggs
• 3 cups water
• 3 tbsp fish sauce


This recipe takes 40 minutes. Serves 3-4.

Set frying pan over medium-high heat.
Pour cooking oil.
Place the fish cuts to the pan.
Let it fry for 5 minutes on each side or until the skin is crispy and brown.
Transfer to a plate.
Set aside.

Start cooking the sauce.
Set pan over medium heat.
Pour cooking oil.
Saute garlic and onions.
Add tomatoes and stir.
Pour fish sauce and add ground black pepper.
Let it simmer for 3 minutes or until tomatoes soften.
Add water.
Add fried fish and green chili.
Let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add the beaten eggs and mix well.
Turn off the heat.
Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

Tips and ideas:

You can also use leftover fish from your last dinner or lunch.

Be careful not to overcook the eggs.

Fish Sarciado
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