1 Large onion, sliced into rings
1 large (1/2 kilo) sea bass (apahap) or grouper (lapu-lapu)
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 quart mayonnaise
For the sauce:
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
3/4 kilo tomatoes. peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon MSG
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
How to cook Royal Apahap Au Gratin:
- Arrange onion rings in baking dish. Rub with sea salt and lemon or calamansi juice. Place fish in baking dish on top of onion rings.
- Drizzle with olive oil and water. Bake in 350 deg Farenheit oven for 10 minutes.
- Spoon sauce over fish and bake for another 15 minutes. Top with mayonnaise, bake for another 5 minutes, then serve.
How to make the sauce:
- Over low-medium heat, saute garlic in oil until light golden brown, Add onions and saute until wilted. Add tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes, then add oregano , thyme, salt, pepper, MSG, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste, then add parsley.