Crispy Boneless Asuhos with Cilantro Butter Sauce

Crispy Boneless Asuhos with Cilantro Butter Sauce

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We are having a lot of seafood dishes these days. Sometimes I think it’s more than what I could handle. I am not a fish person, you see. But my peanutbutter enjoys fish as much as I enjoy my pork bellies and beef sirloins.

When we did the grocery last week, we found this frozen boneless asuhos amongst the other frozen seafood in the supermarket freezer. Asuhos is Silver Sillago. My mother often cooks fresh asuhos into Paksiw or this other recipe with soup. It’s my first time to see frozen asuhos fillets — I must be living under a rock these days.

We bought this without any idea what to do with it. I know it wouldn’t taste as good if I cook it into paksiw, so I thought I’d just fry it. It was marinated in a calamansi-knorr seasoning mixture, dredged into flour and then fried to to a crisp golden brown. Then, it was dipped into/drizzled/smothered with this wonderful Cilantro Butter which when microwaved turns into instant sauce.

Asuhos fillets are perfect for frying because it’s thin and it gets crispy even when you fry it for a only short period of time.

Frozen Boneless Asuhos
Frozen Boneless Asuhos

So what has been happening to me these past few days? Well, since it’s humpday, let me give you a recap.

I had a haircut yesterday. Nothing dramatic, just a much needed trim because my hair is just screaming for it. I’m planning to have it rebonded again maybe next month. Right now, I just want to get rid of old hair.

Ykaie had a recreational swimming at the school swimming pool in the morning. She  had so much fun swimming with her classmates but they had to go back to class afterwards.  Oh, they have a field trip coming up.

I’m having fun with our dog, J.R. Can you believe it? and I love him to pieces even if he doesn’t smell cute at times. He finally learned how to go up and down the two flights of stairs at home. Something which used to scare the hell out of him on his first month with us.

It’s been a challenge living in our own home. I’ve been planning to start on my Halloween recipes but sometimes I just get too tired to even take out my Halloween thingies. On top of that, life is gonna get busy next week because I will be attending several events here and there. It’s still a good October and I’m crossing my fingers for it to turn into amazing.

How’s your week so far?

Crispy Boneless Asuhos with Cilantro Butter Sauce


Crispy Boneless Asuhos with Cilantro Butter Sauce

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 350g of boneless asuhos fish ( Silver Sillago)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup calamansi juice
  • 2 tbsp Knorr seasoning, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black Pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • This delicious Cilantro Butter to make into sauce.


  1. To make sure you don’t get any of that frozen taste, wash and clean the boneless asuhos and gently squeeze water out of it.
  2. In a large bowl, combine calamansi juice, knorr seasoning, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Marinate boneless asuhos in the calamansi-knorr seasoning mixture for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Dredge each piece of boneless asuhos in flour and then fry in ho oil until golden brown.
  5. Place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  6. To turn this wonderful Cilantro Butter into sauce, just microwave for a few seconds until it melts.
  7. Serve Crispy Boneless Asuhos with Cilantro Butter Sauce on the side.

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37 Responses

  1. A great use for your cilantro butter. I’ve never cooked with asuho fish. In fact, I’ve never heard of it. Love the tender little pieces.

  2. That looks like such a tasty dish! I would love to be able to make something like that for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yummy! This is the reason why I love visiting ur site. I learn new recipes. Sometimes, im running out of ideas on what serve my fam. Good thing u’r always on the rescue 🙂

  4. My week so far has been full of stressors! Haha but it’s fine. This is actually the first time I heard of this fish. I’m not a fish person to because I can’t stand the smell 🙁

  5. Super tired and stressed but still happy hehe. That Asuhos is definitely making me curious, I wonder where to buy it here. 🙂

  6. my week’s starting to become crazy and i think it will get crazier as the day goes by… 😀

    can i substitute asuhos with something else? 😀

  7. Oh i thought it was danggit. This makes me hungry tuloy especially it looks yummy in the picture. I just had an haircut too. 🙂 I’m looking forward to your holloween recipe!

  8. I don’t know how the cilantro butter sauce tastes like. That’s a really inventive recipe that I’d share with my mom so she can cook it for us! 🙂

  9. My week’s been awesome and I can’t hardly wait for next week. Will be traveling again. Haha! BTW! That crispy boneless asuhos recipe looks delicious. Nagutom tuloy ako!

  10. I remember this asuhos fish that I used to buy when there’s nothing fish variety left in the market. It’s such a bland fish that my mother always fried but not for any other ways of cooking. Hope this recipe is excellent for this kind of fish.

  11. If I don’t know the name of the fish, hindi ako kumakain but this one looks yummy! Ma-try nga mommy peach baka magustuhan ng father ko. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Good luck on managing your events’ It can really get crowded from time to time. I hope I get to read those Halloween recipes in the future.

  13. hay! you make cooking sound so easy! I am not domesticated and don’t know my way around the kitchen. toka ni hubby ang cooking. and oh! I saw him reading your blog just the other day. coz I lovingly bookmarked it for him. harhar! i am expecting some of your recipes to land on our dining table soon. *wink*

  14. I love love love looking at your recipes my dear- such talent! And I have to say that this one looks really delish and I look forward to trying it out sometime soon <3 Keep you in the loop!

  15. The dish looks really tasty. Would love to try cooking this. Love the presentation too!

  16. What kinds of fish is this po ate? It’s looks like Bangus. I love this recipe of you I want to cook this for my belovex but I’m not familiar on that fish. Can I used any kinds of fish to alternate.

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