3 - 4 servings
How to cook Homemade Bangus Sardines (Spanish Style)
- 1 large bangus* (milkfish), sliced about 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick
- 2 small cans tomato sauce
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally
- 1 sweet pickle, sliced diagonally (or 2 tablespoons pickle relish)
- 6 garlic, minced
- 1 cup red onions, sliced thin
- 4 tablespoons ginger, sliced thin
- 2 red tomatoes, sliced small
- 10 whole black peppercorns
- 4 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
A pressure cooker will be necessary, definitely.
- In a pressure cooker, arrange the half of the spices as bedding for the fish. Add fish, arranging them evenly. Add the remaining half of the spices on top and sides/between of the fish.
- Pour chicken broth, tomato sauce and olive oil.
- Add slice carrots and pickles on the top.
- Add whole black peppercorns and bay leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover pressure cooker and cook in medium fire.
- Time one hour after the whistler starts to sound, setting the fire to medium low (position stove knob between lowest and medium, heat just enough to rotate the whistler slowly).
- Cool down the pressure cooker immediately by releasing the pressure completely. Open and remove bangus sardines.
- Serve the Homemade Bangus Sardines (Spanish Style) hot with steamed rice.
The Filipino Homemade Bangus Sardines (Spanish Style) recipe easy to cook and so good!
*You may substitute Canadian whitefish for the milkfish (bangus), although most Oriental markets carry frozen milkfish.
Another way to cook bangus (milkfish) is to cooke them in tomato sauce, Spanish Style (sardines style). You could use baby bangus or mackerels too for this recipe. It is important to set the fire medium low so the sauce will not dry up inside the pressure cooker. You may add red chili peppers to make it hot and spicy.
You can enjoy the bangus sardines for several days storing it inside the fridge. If properly pressure cooked, bones will be tender to eat
This recipe for Homemade Bangus Sardines (Spanish Style) serves/makes: 3 - 4 servings
The Filipino Homemade Bangus Sardines (Spanish Style) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.
Main Ingredient: Milkfish
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered