Calamansi Fish Fillet

Here’s a quick and healthy fish recipe to add to your repertoire. Serve this fish dish with a cup of rice or steamed vegetables.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ready In: 20 mins

Yield: 4


  • 1/4 cup calamansi juice, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (patis)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ground black pepper, to season
  • 400 grams cream dory fillets, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed


Combine calamansi juice, fish sauce, cilantro, and pepper in a small bowl.

Place fish fillets in a shallow container. Drizzle half of the calamansi mixture over fish and marinate for at least 5 minutes.

Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic until fragrant. Cook fish fillets for about 5 minutes.

Flip fish over and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Drizzle remaining calamansi mixture over fish. Top with cilantro.


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