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Kinilaw Recipe

Kinilaw is the Filipino version of Ceviche...only so much simple and better!
Prep Time5 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: kinilaw, kinilaw recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 pounds Tanigue or Tuna skinned and deboned
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 4 pieces calamansi or half of a lemon
  • 2 thumbs ginger minced
  • 1 medium red onion minced
  • 2 pieces green chili or Thai chili, cut into thin slices
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  • Wash the fish meat and tap dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place the fish cubes in a bowl. Pour in the vinegar and the juice from calamansi. Season with salt and pepper. Add the ginger, onion, and chili. Toss gently until well blended.
  • Cover and marinate for an hour or up to 3 hours in the fridge. The fish should lose its translucent and pinkish color and should turn whiter and opaque.
  • transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2475IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg