Filipino Baked Milkfish (Baked Bangus)


  • 2 pounds whole milkfish (bangus), or more to taste
  • 1tomato, diced
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 1 (2 inch) piece ginger, thinly sliced crosswise, or to taste, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4calamansi, juiced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a roasting pan with enough aluminum foil to cover the whole bangus.


  • Step 2

    Remove scales and gills from bangus. Wash the innards. Pat fish dry with a paper towel.

  • Step 3

    Mix tomato, onion, and 1/3 of the ginger together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cut open the front side of the fish and fill with the tomato mixture. Place fish in the prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Mix calamansi juice, soy sauce, garlic, and remaining ginger in a separate bowl. Pour over the fish in the pan. Fold foil over the fish and seal all ends.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 60 minutes.

  • Editor's Note:

    Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of soy sauce. The actual amount of soy sauce consumed will vary.

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