Pompano Recheado

2 May


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.


12 Responses to “Pompano Recheado”

  1. Jayeeta May 3, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    wow…….looks tempting…….I want to try this……..again I have the same question about the ingredients of the “recheado masala”……

    • Nandini May 3, 2014 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks Jayeeta…. I only use these spice mixes as I sell these masala here in the US :-).

      • Jayeeta May 3, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

        That’s great……but how do I prepare at home ?????

  2. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso May 3, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Looks amazing. I love the crispy skin! 🙂

  3. Dana Fashina May 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh my God! That looks amazing! It just screams warm weather and my name! All in one sentence. And maybe a plane ticket.

    • Nandini May 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Thanks Dana 🙂 You are most welcome to sunny LA.

  4. charlypriest May 16, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    And this was a unique plate, love fish, never in my life had I seen a plate like that. Not trying to do that one anytime soon.

  5. Linda Creation December 7, 2014 at 5:22 am #

    Dear Nandu I m drooling woooow it’s Terrific babs


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