Ever Tried Making Huevos Rancheros with Bangus?

September 22, 2019

While we love our silogs in the morning, Mexico has a breakfast staple that is so delicious, that it’s been making waves on breakfast menus in the Philippines.

Bangus Huevos Rancheros1

Huevos Rancheros is a fully-loaded meal-in-itself, which seems to hit all the right notes we Filipinos love. A traditional Huevos has salt and spice, and crunch and creaminess.

Bangus Huevos Rancheros2

The dish is made of eggs sitting atop fried corn tortillas, with a slightly spicy chili sauce, and sometimes served with chorizo, avocado, rice or refried beans. This makes Huevo Rancheros filling enough for those of us who enjoy a full breakfast meal, rather than the requisite muesli or bowl of fruit.

Bangus Huevos Rancheros3

We’ve taken this traditional Mexican feast and added Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Mexican Glaze Milkfish Loin. Flavored with paprika, chili pepper, and thyme, these fish loins brings out the bright, well-spiced flavors Mexico is known for. It is the perfect accompaniment to a Huevos Rancheros, with the smokiness of the fish balancing well against the many components of the dish. The spicy marinara brings a little more heat to regular tomato sauce, while the feta adds a clean, creamy component to cut through the spice. Tortilla chips provide more crunch here than lightly fried tortillas would, ensuring that the Huevos Rancheros has textural contrast.

Bangus Huevos Rancheros4

Mexican-Glazed Bangus Huevos Rancheros

Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings, estimated

Ingredients: Huevos Rancheros

  • 2 pcs. Fisher Farms Gourmet Mexican Glaze Milkfish Loin, pan-fried and flaked
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, cubed
  • spicy marinara sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • chili oil, optional
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • tortilla chips, to serve on the side

Procedure: Huevos Rancheros

  1. Heat oil in cast iron pan.
  2. Sauté potatoes until cooked. Add in spicy marinara and flaked bangus. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Make 3 holes in the pan, crack one egg in each hole. Cook for another minute.
  4. Transfer to preheated oven at 350 degrees F and cook for 6-8 minutes, depending on preferred doneness of egg.
  5. Once done, remove from the oven. Top with crumbed feta cheese, chili oil and cilantro.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

Ingredients: Spicy Marinara

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups salsa (we used Tostitos’ salsa)
  • chili powder
  • paprika

Procedure: Spicy Marinara

  1. Heat oil in pan.
  2. Sauté onion and galic for 2- minutes or until garlic is light brown.
  3. Add in tomato paste and sauté further until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add in sugar and salsa.
  5. Season with chill powder and paprika. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off fire and set aside until ready to use.
Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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One response to “Ever Tried Making Huevos Rancheros with Bangus?”

  1. Jay says:

    What can we substitute for the Mexican Glazed Bangus???

    Or can we make one???

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