• 2 lbs tilapia, cleaned (about or 2 to 3 fillets)
  • 3 cups coconut cream
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1 knob ginger, cut into strips
  • 1-2 banana pepper or finger chili
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce (patis)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
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Ginataang Tilapia

Ginataan (or guinataan) is a Filipino cooking method that means “cooked in coconut milk”. Ginataang Tilapia is a dish where Tilapia is cooked in coconut milk (or cream) and served with banana peppers.

Try this Delicious Ginataang Tilapia Recipe today!



  1. Sauté garlic, ginger, and onions in hot oil
  2. Add the shrimp paste and fish sauce
  3. Pour in the coconut cream and stir until natural oil from the coconut cream comes out
  4. Add the banana pepper and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes
  5. Lower the heat and add the tilapia and Simmer for 7 to 10 minutes
  6. Add the spinach and simmer for about a minute
  7. Serve Hot. Share and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 467.6g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 799
Calories from Fat 550.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.2g
Saturated Fat 51.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 109mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.8g
Dietary Fiber 10.1g
Sugars 13.5g
Protein 30.4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.