Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia

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In the heart of Filipino cuisine, fried fish holds a special place, gracing dinner tables across the archipelago with its crispy, golden perfection. Yet, even the most beloved dishes can benefit from a little innovation, a touch of creativity to breathe new life into tradition.

Enter our Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia, a delicious fusion of familiar flavours and exciting new twists. While classic fried fish delights with its simplicity, our recipe adds a layer of sophistication with a spicy, buttery, and garlicky sauce that’s sure to leave you craving more.

Sauces have a magical quality—they possess the ability to transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary experiences. And when it comes to fried fish, a well-crafted sauce can elevate it from a humble meal to a gourmet delight.

In our Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia, we combine the robust flavours of an entire head of garlic with rich, creamy butter and fiery chilli oil. But we don’t stop there—umami-packed oyster sauce adds depth and complexity, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on your palate with every bite.

Chili Garlic Oil isn’t just a condiment—it’s a culinary sensation that’s sweeping across the Philippines. A fusion of Filipino and Chinese flavours, this aromatic oil is a celebration of our love affair with garlic. Bursting with flavour and heat, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any dish, adding an extra dimension of taste and aroma.

When paired with crispy, golden tilapia, the fragrant oil infuses every bite with a tantalizing kick of spice, elevating the dish to new heights of deliciousness. It’s comfort food at its finest—simple, satisfying, and oh-so-scrumptious.

One of the best things about our Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia? Its affordability. Made with simple, everyday ingredients, it’s a gourmet meal that won’t break the bank. So why not treat yourself to a taste of culinary excellence? Whip up a batch tonight and prepare to be amazed.

With its spicy, buttery sauce and crispy, golden fish, Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia is a feast for the senses—a dish that’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in and experience a culinary sensation like no other.

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Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Take your fried tilapia to new heights with our Chilli Butter Garlic Tilapia recipe! A flavourful twist on a Filipino Fried Tilapia.


Units Scale
  • 2 pcs tilapia, cleaned
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup chili garlic oil
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. Season the tilapia with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet over medium heat. Deep-fry the tilapia until it is golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain the fried tilapia on paper towels and set it aside to keep warm.
  3. In a large wok, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté the minced garlic and shallots until they become fragrant, which takes about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the finely diced red capsicum to the pot and sauté for an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in the butter, chili oil, and oyster sauce. Mix well until the butter is completely melted and the mixture starts to simmer.
  6. Add the sugar, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  7. Carefully add the fried tilapia to the pot and toss it in the sauce until it is evenly coated.
  8. Transfer the chili butter garlic tilapia to a serving platter.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!


6 Responses

  1. The fish are fried to perfection. Absolutely mouthwatering!

  2. This sounds wonderful. I have about a liter of chili oil I made last year still in my fridge. I’m ready! Great photo.

  3. Wow, what a yummy sounding treat. And simple to make, too.

  4. Innovation and creativity are what keeps our meals from becoming boring over the years. Your chili and garlic butter sauce has to bring fried fish to a spicy new taste sensation.

  5. This tilapia looks absolutely mouthwatering and perfectly cooked. It might be quite challenging to make fish looks beautiful in a photo, but if I may say – it looks sexy!

  6. Hannah says:

    Now that’s a show-stopping entree. Wow!

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