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Sinugno recipe (grilled tilapia in coconut milk)

Sinugno recipe is simply that; grilled Tilapia in coconut milk stew. It is, on the one hand, tasty and nutritious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Coconut, Fish, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 541kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • 3 Tilapia
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 1 cups coconut milk Or you can use canned coconut milk if fresh is not available
  • 1 bunch Pechay (or mustard leaves)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger sliced
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Rub salt all over tilapia and grill until almost done. Set aside.
  • In a pan, sauté onion and ginger until onion becomes translucent.
  • Pour coconut cream and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until sauce has thickened.
  • Add pechay (or mustard leaves) then simmer till the leaves are cooked.
  • Season with salt.
  • Serve with steamed rice on the side.


Calories: 541kcal