Filipino Baked Milkfish (Baked Bangus)


This Filipino fish dish is very easy to prepare. The only time-consuming and challenging part is cleaning the fish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 2-pound fish


  • 2 pounds whole milkfish (bangus), or more to taste

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (2 inch) piece ginger, thinly sliced crosswise, or to taste, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 calamansi, juiced

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped


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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
16g Fat
14g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 2010mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 930mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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