Friday, July 17, 2009

Food Trip Friday: Ihaw-ihaw

On one of those RARE sunny days here, I prepared inihaw (grilled) na tilapia and shrimps...fried rice prepared by my older son Patrick. I also grilled hotdogs for my hubby's sake.

I had a mix of tomatoes, ginger, onions, salt and pepper with lemon juice inside tilapia's belly. Sarap magkamay!!!

Tips for those who have not grilled tilapia: DO NOT REMOVE THE SCALES. They will "insulate" the flesh from the heat preventing overcooking and drying. A big tilapia will probably cook within 15-20 minutes (or more depending on how big the fish is) with the lid of the grill closed. If you want, fire up on high one side, let tilapia sear on both sides for 5 minutes each, then place on low side of grill, close lid and cook further until done. To check for doneness, pry with a fork at the thickest part. If flesh flakes, it is done.

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