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Breaded Fish Fillet with Pineapple Pepper Relish

Breaded Fish Fillet with Pineapple Pepper Relish
Breaded Fish Fillet with Pineapple Pepper Relish
This Breaded Fish Fillet with pineapple relish is simple, healthy, budget friendly and delicious! You can buy cream dory fillet in most major supermarket nowadays. I always buy my Cream dory at Sm Supermarkets at a very affordable price, specially for the frugal moms out there like me. Your kids will absolutely love this simple fish recipe that is healthy for the body. For the relish, please use the crushed pineapple, I used tidbits because the crushed pineapple is out of stock. 

Servings: 4

Breaded Fish Fillet with Pineapple Pepper Relish


1 kilo Frabelle cream dory fillets, thawed
Fish Rub:
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 calamansi, juice extract
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp celery powder (optional, i have extra in my pantry
Salt and pepper
For Fish Breading:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 medium egg, beaten
2 cup Japanese Panko breadcrumbs
2-3 cups Vegetable Oil, for deep frying
For the Relish:
200 grams crushed pineapples, (i used tidbits
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
Pinch of salt


1. Prepare cream dory and wash in running water until all ice crystals are thawed. Drain water and pat it dry.

2. Season fish with calamansi juice, salt and pepper. Slice fish in 1” inch thick and just like a finger size length. Sprinkle with garlic powder and celery powder. Mix gently with a spoon to distribute.

3. Prepare a pan, add enough oil and heat until hot over medium heat. Dip 1 fish fillet at a time in egg, dredge in flour, dip again in egg, and coat with Japanese breadcrumbs.

4. Deep fry cream dory fillets by batches over low heat only, until golden brown. Do not use medium heat, so you have ample time to bread each fillet as you deep fry fillet at the same time.

5. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining fillets.

6. Make the pineapple-pepper relish: Combine crushed pineapples/tidbits (including syrup) and red bell peppers in a bowl. Season with salt. Transfer to a covered container and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Serving Suggestion :

Serve it with sauteed Buttered mixed vegetables (frozen section in supermarket) and Knorr Corn and Crab Soup with Egg.

Finally, garnish them all with chopped spring onions. It’s a perfect Sunday treat for the whole family!