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How to Cook Steamed Pompano (Talakitok)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 4 pcs fresh pompano or talakitok about 200-250 grams each
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. celery chopped
  • 1 pc onion cut into rings
  • 4 pcs tomatoes quartered
  • 2 pcs salted eggs sliced
  • 4 pcs 15'' square banana leaves or aluminum-foil
  • 1 tsp. salt


    How to cook Steamed Pampano

    • Make a diagonal slit on both sides of each fish. Sprinkle fish with salt and ginger.
    • Place each in individual foil. Divide celery, onion, tomatoes and salted eggs into four portions.
    • Place a portion on top of each fish. Wrap carefully and steam for 45 minutes or until fish is done.