Fire up your weekend dinner with this Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano

There’s nothing more exciting than preparing a new special dish for the whole family. This Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano has just the right balance of heat and spicy-sourness that everyone looks for in their fish dish.

Not only is this recipe satisfying and delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients. Pompano is high in B vitamins, potassium, amino acids, and antioxidants and it also contains huge amounts of protein. Pompano is also found to increase body metabolism, lowering bad cholesterol, and is good for strengthening bones.

Prepare this dish for your next dinner!

Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano


1 whole                        Sarangani Bay Pompano, cleaned and degutted

2 tsp                            salt

1 cup                           cooking oil


2 tbsp                          cooking oil

½ cup                          red pimiento pepper. sliced

4 -5 pcs                       red chilies, sliced

1 tbsp                          garlic, minced

2 stalks                        cilantro stems and roots sliced ( save leaves for garnish)

¼ cup                          tamarind paste

½ cup                          water

½ cup                          light brown sugar

1 tbsp                          fish sauce

3                                  kaffir limes leaves, cut into strips


  1. Rub fish well with salt. Heat oil in a pan. Score fish. Fry fish on both sides. Set aside to allow oil to drain.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Sauté pimiento, red chili peppers and garlic until fragrant. Add cilantro, tamarind paste and water, put to a boil. Add sugar and fish sauce. When slightly thick kaffir lime leaves. Remove from heat, Strain sauce . Pour sauce over fried fish.
  3. Garnish with cilantro leaves and extra red chilies. Serve.

Makes 4-6 servings.