Stuffed Fish Recipe made with Pompano Fish

Most of us have eaten stuffed fish. The Goan version is called Recheado which in Portuguese means stuffed and  Mackerel or Pomfret fish is used to make this recipe.


Ingredients for Goan Recheado Fish


  • 2 medium size whole pompano or tilapia
  • 3 tbsp of recheado masala
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • salt to taste
Butterfly fish for recheado recipe



  • Wash the fish, then butterfly the fish on either side of the bone. You can leave the bone in or take it off.
  •  Season the fish with salt inside and out. Mix the sugar and recheado masala together.
  • Apply the recheado masala on the inside and let it marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat up oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry the fish on either sides till golden brown.


Pompano or Pomfret Recheado Recipe

It can me used as a main entrée in a meal along with a side of salad made with any vinaigrette as they go well together. Or you can serve it with rice as a side.