Updated date:

How to Cook Carp Fish Sarciado: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

Learn how to prepare carp fish sarciado.

Learn how to prepare carp fish sarciado.

In Filipino cuisine, sarciado refers to any dish that is prepared in a tomato-based sauce. Fish sarciado, also known as sarciadong isda, is composed of fried fish simmered in a delicious tomato and egg sauce. Many different types of fish can be used when preparing this dish, though I often like to use carp. This recipe is also a great way to use leftover fish.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

30 min

40 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 500 grams carp fish, sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 litre water
  • 3 tomatos, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 inches ginger, sliced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • oil, for sauteeing

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 large plate
  • measuring cups
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • wok
  • cooking spoon

Instructions

  1. Rub fish with salt. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry fish until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. In a wok, heat cooking oil. Saute onion, ginger, garlic, and tomato.
  4. Pour in water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring it to boil.
  5. Add fried fish and beaten egg. Cook the egg thoroughly.
  6. Serve with rice.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • This recipe is a great way to use leftover fried fish.
  • You can add more eggs, if you like.
  • I like to use carp, but this recipe works well with many different types of fish. Use the type you like best.
Carp fish sarciado.

Carp fish sarciado.

More Healthy Seafood Recipes

© 2019 Travel Chef

Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 04, 2019:

Hello Liz,

I agree with you. I really prefer fish, seafood, and chicken rather than any other meats.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 03, 2019:

This looks like a healthy idea for a fish recipe. I like the versatility of this dish.