1 whole tilapia, cooked (see note at the bottom)
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 medium onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp. fish sauce (patis)
1 tbsp. cooking oil
In a medium frying pan, heat the oil and sauté the garlic and onion.Once the garlic and onions have caramelized (turned golden brown), add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.Add the water and fish sauce and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.Once the sauce is simmering, add the egg and stir to incorporate the egg into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.The heat will make most of the water evaporate and you can serve it as topping on the fish.
- You can cook the fish in a variety of ways: fried (the usual way), grilled over a barbecue, or steamed in a double boiler.