Grilled Pompano

This Grilled Pompano is stuffed with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro and is served with Lato Salad on the side…

Grilled Pompano

Happy monday! How was your weekend?

I went missing in action because…well, my laptop went crazy on me. I was blogging in the early hours of Saturday morning when my little Twinkle woke up. I had to go back to bed to lull her to sleep and guess what? I fell right back asleep!! When I woke up I found out that my laptop updated to Windows 10 all by itself and was asking me to click next. When I clicked next, it prompted me to a page that’s asking me to choose if I agree or decline. Naturally I declined because I didn’t want the update.

What happened next was it tried to uninstall the update and re-install my old Windows version. Next thing I know, my laptop didn’t want to connect to the internet and I cannot open up most files and apps.

Grilled Pompano

I did the next best thing. I turned it off and grilled some fish.

I love Pompano fish because it’s very easy to cook, it’s meaty (doesn’t have a lot of fishbones), and it’s quite flavorful too! — doesn’t taste fishy at all. It’s just that this fish can get quite pricey at ₱300 – ₱400 per kilo.

We usually broil Pompano fish in the oven with tomatoes but this time, a couple of fish gets stuffed with chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon rounds then charcoal-grilled.

Then it was served with this Lato Salad on the side + steaming hot rice!

How was your weekend?

Grilled Pompano

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Grilled Pompano

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 2 large Pomapano fish, gutted
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 6 sprigs cilantro chopped
  • lemon rounds

For Serving

  • Lato Salad
  • Steamed Rice
  • soy-calamansi dipping sauce

Instructions

  1. Rub salt on the fish inside and out
  2. In a small bowl, combine chopped onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Stuff this inside both fishes to enhance the flavor + one lemon round each.
  3. Prepare a hot grill. Heat should be strong, but not so hot that you can’t hold your hand comfortably over it for 4 – 5 seconds.
  4. Cook 3 – 4 minutes. Carefully flip fish with a spatula, approaching from the top so as not to damage the skin. Cook for another 3 – 4 minutes. Use a sharp knife to check if fish is cooked all the way through. If fish needs a little more time, move it from directly over the coals to a part of the grill with indirect heat and cook until done (3 more minutes, max).
  5. Serve grilled whole fish with lemon rounds, a sprig of cilantro, Lato Salad, and rice.

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27 Responses

  1. The husband and I cooked and ate our first pompano back in September. It was awesome. If I could ever find another one, I’d love to grill it. Looks delicious!

  2. Sorry about your computer. Hate it when that happens. I did update one computer to Windows 10 and it’s working kinda sorta OK (basically good, but it has some glitches). I’m going to keep an older computer with Windows 7. Anyway, love grilled fish! This looks spectacular — thanks.

  3. hahaha, I did the next best thing, I grilled some fish. hahahaha

    I’ve never tried that type of fish, and honestly am not really too into fish. But one fish I DO love to grill is trout (: Put some ranch dressing on that bad boy while on the grill and it is delish!

  4. YUM! This looks an absolute treat especially for the sunday brunch. This would definitely freshen things up at the usual sunday brunch menu at my house. The recipe looks easy to follow too!

    1. Ang Sarap talaga ng pompano..Natry ko na sa pangat..Try ko din sa inihaw mommy

  5. I love fish and this looks like my kind of recipe. I’m sure gonna try it and tell my friends to do it

  6. I love grilled fish especially during the warmer days of the year! This is really nice, I like that you added a seaweed salad on the side. I’m sure this is one tasty dish!

  7. Looks yummy and delicious. It is fresh as well. I want to try this. Looks taste great.

  8. Wow this looks delicious! To for sharing this recipe ! Hubby hasn’t caught this fish in a couple of months I just showed him the recipe he needs to catch another one lol

  9. I’m drooling right now! I love grilled fish. And LatoSalad looks very refreshing! I’ve tried that when I was in Ilocos and I loved it!

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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