How to cook an awesome fish steak hassle-free

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dinner in Squidos

This easy as a pie recipe (sorry for the wordplay!) will make you get precious Omega-3 from fish dishes more often. Cooking time is less than 15 minutes! The recipe comes from a restaurant called Squidos, in El Nido, Philippines.

A small town El Nido in Palawan group of islands, Philippines is a tiny but precious gem among the world’s most picturesque places. But apart from stunning views one can find a lot of foody treasures there. Numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, food stalls offer dishes of local and international cuisine. Us, we tried a number of places but our personal favourite turned out to be a restaurant called Squidos, a cozy place in Calle Hama. One of their dishes was so good that we had one order of it every night and took the recipe home. Super simple, healthy, yummy!

Fish in butter-lemon-garlic sauce

  • two fish steaks or pieces of fish fillets (tuna, trout, barracuda, pretty much any non-bony fish);
  • 150g of butter;
  • juice of half a lemon or lime;
  • half of a garlic bulb;
  • half tea spoon of sugar;
  • salt and pepper to taste;
  • 1 table spoon of white wine (optional).
  1. Rub the fish with salt and pepper plus any basic steak seasoning that you like (oregano and italian herbs will do).
  2. Melt the butter in the pan and cook the fish (around 5 minutes on each side).
  3. When the steaks are ready, transfer them on a plate, add white wine and finely chopped garlic to the butter. Saute the garlic until golden brown.
  4. Turn of the fire, add lemon juice and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Pour the sauce on the steaks. Serve with rice.
Corong-Corong beach, El Nido

Corong-Corong beach, El Nido

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