Tambakol Paksiw sa Gata


  • 1 kilo tambakol , sliced
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 3 thumb-sized ginger, crushed and sliced
  • 1 big red onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp whole black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped ( optional)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pcs whole green chilis
  • salt or fish sauce, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • banana leaves, cut about 2×10(inches) for wrapping

Cooking Instructions:

  1.     Wash fish. Pat dry. Rub some salt.
  2.     In a bowl, mix together garlic, onions, tomatoes, ginger, a dash of ground pepper, then place about a tbsp mixture on top of each fish slices, then wrap each in banana leaves.
  3.     Layer all the rest of ingredients in the pot (except the coconut cream, water and vinegar). Then place the fish wraps on top of the spices.
  4.     Now pour in the vinegar and water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the water is reduced (but not dry).
  5.     Add the coconut cream. Simmer. Season with fish sauce.Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  6.     Serve with rice. Add some chopped chilis, if preferred. Enjoy!

Source: Pinoy Kitchenette

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