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  • 2 whole golden pompano with total weight of about 3 lbs(or other lean fish like tilapia,
  • tuna and salmon), each cut into 4 slices
  • 3 pcs saba bananas, peeled and cut into 3 bias slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 *8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup banana ketchup
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 15 pieces green beans, cut 2″ long
  • 1 cup freshly cooked kidney beans
  • 3 heads small bok choy, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 Tbsp light olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder


  1. Sprinkle fish with salt and garlic powder. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, fry saba bananas and potatoes in light olive oil until golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, fry the fish until medium brown on all sides. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute garlic and onion until onion is almost translucent. Add green beans and saute for a minute.
  4. Add water, tomato sauce and ketchup. Bring to a gentle boil. Add sugar and fish sauce. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
    Add kidney beans and bok choi. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add fish and simmer for another 3 minutes. Transfer fish to a serving plate.
  5. Add the fried saba and potatoes into the sauce. Toss until well coated.
  6. Remove from heat. Transfer to the serving dish with the fish. Serve with hot rice.

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