Processing Tilapia into Smoked

Smoked tilapia is a delicacy not only in our country but also in Thailand and Nigeria. Tests indicate that smoked tilapia is highly acceptable among Filipinos.

Procedure in smoking tilapia:

  1. Remove the gills and entrails
  2. Wash and soak in brine solution (1:3 salt to water) for 30 minutes to one house depending on the size of fish.
  3. Boil in 10% brine solution (1 part salt to 9 parts water) for 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Smoke for 30 minutes at 43-66 °C.
  5. Pack in plastic bags and refrigerate.

source: STII and PCARRD, photo from

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