May 16, 2017
Rosti with Fish Fillet on Tomato Puree Sauce
Location: Cebu City, Cebu (province), Philippines
Welcome Back, Jeanne
Jeanne is partial about my rosti. I haven't done it in a while. Now that Jeanne is coming back from her Iligan travel, I thought a rosti welcome-back dinner together with some friends is in order. It also gives me a chance to try this new recipe I have long toyed-with in my mind.
Rosti, Fish and Killer BBQ Sauce
Rosti is a versatile dish that can substitute for rice, bread or pasta. Traditionally in Switzerland, rosti is topped with sausage. But in this recipe, rosti is paired with baked fish fillet with tomato puree sauce. This combines the best of classic Swiss cooking with a proven killer sauce for great barbecue flavor.
Basic Rosti (Swiss Potato Pancake)
- 1 kilo potatoes
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp milk
TIP - when you flip the rosti, this would be a good time to put the fish in the oven so both cook at the same time.
Tomato Puree BBQ Sauce
This sauce is deceptively good. The ingredients are so simple. But when done right, it brings out so much flavor. I would use this sauce on bland fish - the sauce will carry-on the flavor with the fish flavor taking supporting role. It can also be used for lamb to counter the gamey taste.
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- salt and pepper
- fillet of fish - bland fish is best (eg Dory) because the tomato puree sauce is over-powering
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- salt and pepper
The rosti and the fish should be timed well to cook at the same time. Cut the rosti into serving size, put the portion on individual plates and top it with the fish. Best to serve chilled dry white wine. Bon appetite!
Cebu City, Philippines
More Information about Cebu City
Cebu City to Camotes Island
- via Consuelo - from Cebu City, take the northbound bus passing through Danao and get off at the Danao Port. At the Port, take a Jomalia Shipping boat for Consuelo (San Francisco, Camotes), P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only).
Camotes Islands to Cebu City
- Poro - Cebu City (fastest and most direct) - go to Poro and take the 8am or 5pm Ocean Jet to Pier One in Cebu City, P380/pax/aircon, 2 hours
- Consuelo - Danao - Cebu City - go to Consuelo (San Francisco) and take the Jomalia Shipping boat to Danao, P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only). From Danao, take the Ceres Bus to Cebu City
Cebu City to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental by Boat
- George and Peter Lines - Mon/Thur/Sat/Sun 10pm, (035)225.4337, 0922.557.1023
- Oceanjet - via Tagbilaran, daily 6am, email@example.com, 0918.898.2188
- Cokaliong - Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 12pm, 6 hours, (035)225.3599
Cebu City to Dumaguete via Liloan
- Cebu City South Terminal - take the southbound Ceres bus to Liloan, P200, 5 hours
- Liloan - the bus drops you off at the Liloan Port where you board the Fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental, P62, 30 mins
- Sibulan - at the Sibulan Port, the jeeps wait for Fastcraft passengers to take them to the public market in Dumaguete, P12, 30 mins.
- Public Market - at the market, you can take any tricycle to your hotel, P8 for short trips
Suggested Destinations in Cebu
- Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
- Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
- Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
- Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
- Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
- Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
- Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
- Barile Waterfalls - Barile
- Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
- Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market
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