Grilled Pompano (Inihaw na Talakitok)

Grilled pampano fillet topped with Filipino salad and green mango salsa.



200 gms pompano fillet, skinless
1/4 cup cucumber, diced
1 tbsp green mango, diced
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup small tomatoes, diced
1/2 piece onion, sliced
2 tbsps green onion, diced
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar
vegetable oil, as needed


To make green mango salsa:

  • Combine tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, mangoes and green onion.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes. Chill.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


To make Filipino salad:

  • Combine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Mix together cucumber, red pepper and onions.
  • Pour vinegar mixture and mix. Chill for at least 30 minutes.


To cook the fish:

  • Dip fish fillet in oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Grill on skin side first to make cross marks.
  • Turn and grill until done.
  • Serve with steamed rice, Filipino salad and green mango salsa on top of the fish.


Grilled Pompano