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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Take your grilling FLAVOR to the next level!

One of the perks of working in a call center is Team Building. I’ve attended a lot of team buildings and each one is memorable. There are also things that are common in team buildings – it’s usually in a resort with swimming pool, lots of beers and hard drinks, and the foods are usually grilled.

Grilling is the preferred method of cooking since it’s the easiest way. Most common grilled foods are pork and fishes. Since I’m abstaining from pork, I’ll probably eat the fishes.


This is the version of the Grilled Tilapia we cooked in one of our Team Buildings. I would love to make improvement to the recipe we used in 2011.

If ever my current team decides to have a team building and I would be assigned at the kitchen, I’ll probably cook Inihaw na Tilapia (Grilled Tilapia) since it’s one of the easiest Filipino foods to prepare. This is definitely a dish that is perfect for any Sunday family gathering, friends gathering or even work-related team buildings. I’ll use my own recipe on this grilled dish which makes 2-3 servings:


  • 1 whole Tilapia – fresh, scaled, trimmed and cleaned
  • Iodized Salt
  • Freshly ground black peppers
  • Foil for wrapping the Tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (minced as well)
  • 1/2 cup White Onions (chopped) for sweeter taste
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes (chopped)


  1. Cut some diagonal slits on the Tilapia up to the fishbone.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, white onions, iodized salt, and black peppers in a small bowl and mix it.
  3. Put this mixture into each diagonal slits of the Tilapia.
  4. Wrap the Tilapia in a foil and cook it over the grill (charcoal) for about 20 minutes or until the Tilapia gives out the delicious aroma of a cooked fish.
  5. Put the Tilapia on a plate, open the foil and serve it hot together with Toyomansi (a combination of soy sauce and Calamansi).

Speaking of food and grilling, there’s an upcoming event by McCormick, one of the leading brands when it comes to herbs, spices, seasoning blends. They’ll have the McCormick Grill Nation event soon. This is definitely something that we all should attend specially to newbie cooks like me.

Grill Nation

Be a part of the McCormick Grill Nation on April 7, 4pm onwards at the Bonifacio High Street!

The next time I cook a grilled dish, I would probably try the Korean Barbeque using the McCormick Korean BBQ Seasoning Mix.

The famous Korean dish Bulgogi, which means “fine beef” is now readily available to savor with your grilled beef, pork and chicken with McCormick Korean BBQ Seasoning Mix.  It has the right mix of bulgogi marinade of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and other spices to easily provide you an appetizing Korean meal.

Korean BBQ

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