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How to Cook Mudfish Fillet with Egg Sauce (Dalag Fillet)

Mudfish is one of the native fresh water fish that is cooked occasionally unlike tilapia or bangus that you can find in the wet market everyday.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: mudfish fillet
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 pc 700-800 grams whole dalag (mud fish), cleaned and scaled
  • 1 dayap lime and extract the juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small whole onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or native celery
  • 1/2 cup fish stock
  • 2 hard boiled eggs with yolks and whites chopped separately


How to cook Mud Fish Fillet with Egg Sauce

  • Fillet the fish into two pieces. Marinate in dayap juice and set aside. Wash the bones and clean the head.
  • Make fish stock: Boil the bones in water with the onion, bay leaf, peppercorns and butter. Season with salt. Continue boiling until one third of the stock remains. Strain through a fine sieve. Cook over low fire.
  • Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Pat both sides of each fillet in flour. Heat oil in pan and fry the fillets until crisp and golden brown. Remove from pan and drain excess oil. Keep hot in an oven until ready to serve.
  • Prepare the sauce: in a saucepan, melt butter, then add flour to make a smooth paste. Allow the chopped parsley or native celery. Mix well until smooth. Add the fish stock and reduce until sauce thickens slightly. Season to taste. Add the chopped egg whites and yolks. Arrange the fillets on a platter. Pour sauce over the fillets. Serves 4.