youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo whatsapp Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Email Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More recipes Recipe search

Milkfish Sardines

A community recipe by

Not tested or verified by

Print me


Simple and easy. This is a regular Filipino breakfast but can be had for lunch or dinner. Fish is cooked in a pressure cooker for one and a half hours so bones become so tender they can be eaten. Option to add whole cherry tomatoes for added flavour and garnish. This is best eaten with toast, French bread or garlic rice.


Serves: 4-6

  • 4⅖ pounds milkfish
  • 1 small carrot (sliced in thin rounds)
  • 2 sliced thinly pickles
  • 6 parts red finger chilli
  • 2 bay leaves
  • black peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chinese rice wine
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt


Milkfish Sardines is a community recipe submitted by Meldy and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Clean fish and remove scales, heads and tails.
  • Arrange fish flat inside pressure cooker.
  • Spread carrots and pickle slices, finger chilli, bay leaves, peppercorn and clove. In a bowl, mix oil, water, sugar, rice wine, tomato sauce and salt. Pour over the fish.
  • Pressurize for 1 1/2 hours. Remember to move the cooker once in a while to avoid burning the fish.
  • Tell us what you think

    Bara Brith