6 - 8 servings
How to cook Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil (Spanish Style)
- 2-3 pounds bangus* (milkfish), sliced about 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick
- 4-6 chili peppers
- 10 sliced pickles
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 6 dried bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 can chicken broth
- 2-3 cups water (add more if necessary, liquid must cover fish)
- Dash of paprika (optional, to add color)
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
- 1/2 cup sliced onions
- 2 tablespoons sliced thin ginger
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon patis (fish sauce)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- In a coriander, sprinkle salt over sliced fish and let it stand for 15-30 minutes.
- In a pressure cooker arrange half of garlic, onions and ginger at the bottom, this will prevent fish from sticking at bottom. Arrange sliced fish on top (do not rinse). Add-in remaining garlic, onions and ginger.
- Pour olive oil, chicken broth, vinegar, patis (fish sauce) and water. Add whole black peppercorns and dried bay leaves.
- Cover pressure cooker and cook in medium fire. When it starts to whistle, set the fire to medium-low and time 45 minutes.
- Release pressure and open pressure cooker. Add-in carrots and chili peppers. Adjust taste.
- Cover pressure cooker again and cook in medium fire. When it starts to whistle, set the fire to medium-low and time 15 minutes.
- Release pressure and open pressure cooker. Add-in sliced pickles. Adjust taste if necessary. Simmer until more liquid evaporates.
- Transfer in a serving bowl and serve the Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil (Spanish Style) hot with steamed rice.
The Filipino Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil (Spanish Style) recipe easy to cook and so good! l
*You may substitute Canadian whitefish for the milkfish (bangus), although most Oriental markets carry frozen milkfish.
Another all-time favorite among Filipinos is the Spanish style bangus sardines. It is cooked mainly in chicken broth and olive oil together with spices using a pressure cooker. This recipe bring a tender fish meat including bones which gave it a more tasteful texture.
This recipe for Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil (Spanish Style) serves/makes: 6 - 8 servings
The Filipino Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil (Spanish Style) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.
Main Ingredient: Milkfish
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered