Fish Estofado Recipe

Try this dish if you want something light and healthy.


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Preparation Time

15 mins.

Cooking Time

47 mins.

Serving Size



  • 1/2 kg labahita fillet, fresh, filleted, and cut into chunks


  • 1 Tbsp calamansi juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup oil, for frying

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 g Baguio beans, sliced
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, red, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, green, cut into strips
  • 1 cup banana, saba, sliced then fried
  • 1 cup kamote, cut into chunks and fried


1. Marinate fish for 15 minutes.
2. Toss in cornstarch, then fry until golden brown. Set aside.
3. Sauté garlic and onion. Add DEL MONTE Filipino Style Tomato Sauce, water and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add Baguio beans and bell peppers. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in fish, saba, and kamote just before serving.

Lusog Notes

This Fish Estofado dish is a source of iron and vitamin A. Iron is necessary for normal metabolism and vitamin A helps maintain healthy vision.

Chef's Tip

When pan-frying the labahita, the oil should come up to one third to halfway up the side of the labahita to achieve even doneness.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Pot

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