Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce

This Crispy Bangus is perfect for lent and comes with a delicious Calamansi Butter Sauce that’s so irresistible, you’ll surely drizzle it over rice….


The Lenten season has already started and as Christians, most of us practice fasting or abstinence. Some of us will give up eating some kind of food, others will give up their vices. I know that the rules regarding fasting and abstinence has already evolved and some people choose to follow these rules only on Holy Week, especially Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday.

Well,  whatever rule you follow, I’m sure this recipe I’m gonna share with you today will help you have a pleasant experience this Lent.

I grew up in a traditional Christian family that gives up eating meat during all Fridays of Lent as a sacrifice. If you have a family like ours who loves eating meaty dishes, then you might be worried about what to cook during Lent. You might think that cooking something without meat wouldn’t be as satisfying.

Well, let me share with you this Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce which I’m sure your family will love.

Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce

We all love boneless Bangus (Milkfish) here at home. So I thought of combining fried bangus and this Calamansi-Butter sauce (sometimes lemon-butter) that’s also favorite, to make this Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce.

The Calamansi- Butter Sauce is rich, tangy, and simply makes any dish you add it to more delicious. It has this milk sarap creamy taste that lets you know it’s made from REAL butter. And it is, because I used Anchor butter to make this sauce.

Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce

It is so easy to do and so tasty that it will easily become part of your every day menu.

Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce

Give this Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce a try and I’m sure your family will love it too.

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Crispy Bangus with Calamansi Butter Sauce

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1 large boneless bangus cut into six, head removed
  • OR frozen boneless bangus belly from the grocery
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • Pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1 stick Anchor Salted Butter
  • 4 tbsp calamansi
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Make the Calamansi Butter Sauce: In a saucepan, Melt the Anchor Butter on med heat. Once melted, add the garlic, calamansi, and chopped parsley. Simmer on very low heat for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Make sure the bangus pieces are clean and dry. Marinate in liquid seasoning for 30 minutes.
  3. Season with pepper and dredge with flour.
  4. Fry on hot oil until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  5. Transfer to your serving dish.
  6. Drizzle with Calamansi Butter sauce before serving or serve Calamansi Butter Sauce on the side
  7. Serve with steamed rice. (or Quinoa Rice like what I have here)

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37 Responses

  1. That looks divine, Peachy!
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    Happy cooking, Foodie! 🙂

  2. That sounds really tasty! I have never had anything like this, but would love to try it.

    1. We eat bangus everytime we go for fish in my family. Bangus is pretty common here in the philippines, so much that sometimes I do not consider eating any other fish XD Point is, it’s pretty good. You should try some someday 🙂

  3. I’ve never heard of bangus, I had to all my mom and ask her questions. lol, She knows about all types of food. Thanks for putting me on to something new. It looks delicious.

  4. This recipe looks so good. We are Catholic so we follow the no meat on Fridays rule and I love fish on Fridays.

  5. This is such a great way to serve seafood for lent. You get tired of the same old stuff every Friday!

  6. This will be perfect for dinner next week. I will have to get the ingredients I need for the recipe. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  7. Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely delicious! I want to try it. It doesn’t help that it’s lunch time and i’m starving either, hah 😉

  8. This sounds so good. I don’t eat a ton of fish but I probably should. Fresh fish is so much better than the store bought stuff.

  9. well that looks spectacular, I’ll have to give this a try very soon… maybe this weekend : ) thanks for the recipe!

  10. This dinner looks amazing. I have never heard of Bangus before. I love how you made the fish so crispy, it would appeal to my kids that way!

  11. Dahil isda lng ANG nakakain Ng aking mga magulang ,eto ANG ISA sa magugustuhan nila

  12. Wow ma ang sarap naman nito nakakatakam. Subukan ko nga to. Daming bangus dito samin eh.

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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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