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How to Cook Calderetang Tilapia Fillet

There are lots of dishes you can make using tilapia fish and I think this is one of the most unique dish you can cook using tilapia which is fish caldereta
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: calderetang tilapia, fish caldereta
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Manny


  • 2 pcs medium size tilapia filleted
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 pc small potato peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 pc medium side carrot peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 pc bell pepper cut into squares
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Caldereta mix powder
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil for deep frying and sautéing


How to Cook Calderetang Tilapia Fillet

  • Fillet the tilapia and remove the skin. Slice the tilapia fillet into bite size pieces.
  • Put in a bowl and add kalamansi juice or lemon juice, salt and pepper, then mix. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Then remove excess liquid and add flour. Gently coat the fillet with flour and set aside.
  • Heat cooking oil in a deep pan in medium heat and fry the fillet until golden brown.
  • In an empty pan or wok, heat 2 Tbsp. of cooking oil and add potatoes and carrots. Stir fry until slightly brown. Set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute until the onions are soft. Pour 1 to 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Add the Caldereta mix and stir. Then add bell peppers and tilapia fillet. Toss until the tilapia fillet are coated with the sauce.
  • Turn off heat and serve hot.