How to cook Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Black Beans)
- 1 whole milkfish (bangus)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup flour
- Cooking oil for frying
- 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 thumb-size ginger, julienned
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon patis (Filipino fish sauce)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup canned tausi (fermented black beans), drained and rinsed
- Carefully clean the fish; remove the entrails and gills. Cut off the head, fins and tail.
- Rinse the fish under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into serving pieces.
- In a shallow dish, place flour and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge fish with flour until lightly coated.
- In a pan over medium heat, heat around 1 inch deep of oil. Add fish and cook, turning once or twice, until both sides are lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
- In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions, garlic and ginger and cook until aromatic. Add tomatoes and cook, mashing regularly with back of spoon, until softened. Add fish sauce and continue to cook for an additional 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add water and allow to a gentle boil. Add black beans and continue to cook for about 3 - 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced. Gently add fried fish and cook for about 2 - 4 minutes or until heated through and coated with sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Black Beans) hot with steamed plain rice.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
The Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Black Beans) recipe easy to cook and so good!
Bangus sa Tausi
is a fish stew made of previously-fried milkfish cooked in tomatoes, onions and tausi.
The Filipino national fish is milkfish. The milkfish is a national symbol of the Philippines, where it is called bangus. Because milkfish is notorious for being much bonier than other food fish in the country, deboned milkfish, or "boneless bangus", has become popular in stores and markets. You can, however, substitute its close relative, catfish, and get similar results.
This recipe for Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Black Beans) serves/makes: 4 servings
The Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Black Beans) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.
Main Ingredient: Milkfish
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew