How To Cook The Best Nilagat Na Bangus

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Best Nilagat na Bangus Recipe

Another exciting dish to try with your milkfish. This dish is made of milkfish complemented with turmeric juice and various ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Seafood Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 35kcal
Cost $5 – $20


  • 1 pc Bangus (Milkfish) sliced and cleaned
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 pc Onion medium size, diced
  • 3 pcs Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 bunch Alagaw shoot (Premna shoot)
  • 1/4 cup Turmeric juice
  • 2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 cup Water


  • Wash the fish and place it in a pot.
  • Then, pour over it the black pepper, salt, vinegar, alagaw shoot, and water. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic, onion and tomatoes. Stir well until tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add the boiled fish with the turmeric juice. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve while hot!


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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