Filipino Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 cups


  • 2 cups anchovies (dilis)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered angkak (red yeast rice)
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
How to cook Filipino Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda):
  • Add the salt and angkak to the dilis and mix thoroughly.
  • Pack well in a jar and let stand for a month. Don’t fill the jar to the brim. Leave some air space to allow it to properly ferment.
  • Serve the Bagoong Isda as is with a dash of lemon, dayap or calamansi, or you can also cook it (see the recipe below).

Cooked Bagoong Isda Recipe

Cooked Bagoong Isda Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • About 2 inches ginger, minced
  • For those who prefer a spicy taste, you can add some chilli flakes or small red hot pepper.
How to cook Cooked Bagoong Isda:
  • Heat oil in a saucepan.
  • Saute garlic, ginger and onion.
  • Add bagoong isda.
  • Cook at low heat for 5 minutes.


The Filipino Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda) recipe easy to prepare and so good! You can keep the cooked Bagoong Isda in a tightly sealed glass bottle.


Bagoong Isda - Filipino favorite similar to Sauteed Shrimp paste and is use as a seasoning or in some cases viand on its own. It is also added sometimes as seasoning in some cooking instead of salt.

This recipe for Filipino Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda) serves/makes: 2 cups

The Filipino Salted Anchovy (Bagoong Isda) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

Main Ingredient: Anchovy (more Anchovy recipes)
Preparation Method: Marinated/Uncooked (more Marinated/Uncooked recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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