Oven-Baked/ Roasted Milkfish Belly

I only knew what milkfish was a few years ago while travelling in Tainan, Southern Taiwan where milkfish rice-porridge and pan-fried milkfish belly are traditional breakfast items in this city.

Milkfish has good nutritional value - high in niacin and Vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium. Similar to other oily fish e.g. sardines and salmon; milkfish is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - "nutrients" for the brain.

Lucky for us in California, frozen milkfish belly imported from Taiwan (find them in the frozen seafood section) is available in 99 Ranch Market, Cupertino locations.
Oven-Roasted Milkfish Belly
1 frozen milkfish belly ~5-6oz, thawed
Pinch of turmeric, black pepper, dried herbs

Directions: Preheat oven 375F. Season the fish with spices and herbs. Bake the fish, skin side down, for about 20-25mins. Serve with veggies and grains as a protein-veggie-grain bowl.

You can also use salmon in these protein-veggie-grain bowls:
Salmon Veggie Bowl
Salmon Asparagus Quinoa Bowl
Salmon & Veggies Buckwheat Noodle Bowl