Mudfish in Light Soup with Miso Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole dalag (mudfish), about 2 pounds, scaled, gutted and scrubbed well to remove the slime, and cut into serving size pieces
  • 1 bunch of pechay (local Chinese cabbage) or a combination of pechay and repolyo (white cabbage)
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) of whole black peppercorns
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons of vegetable cooking oil
  • Patis (fish sauce), to taste
  • For the Misu-Tomato Sauce:

  • 1 cup of yellow miso (available in vegetable stalls in wet markets; also available in most supermarkets)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable cooking oil
  • Patis (fish sauce), to taste
How to cook Mudfish in Light Soup with Miso Sauce:
  • Saute the onion, garlic, ginger and tomato, if using. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables soften a little.
  • Add the fish. Pour in enough water to cover. Add peppercorns. Bring to the boil. Remove the froth (scum) that forms on the surface as it will make the soup cloudy.
  • Prepare the pechay. Wash, cut off the root ends and, if rather large, cut right across the middle.
  • Add the pechay to the pot, pushing the leaves down. Season with patis to taste.
  • Continue boiling for a minute then cover the pot and turn off the heat. Both the fish and greens will continue cooking in the residual heat. I find this the best way not to overcook them.
  • While the fish finishes cooking in the residual heat, prepare the miso sauce.
  • Finely slice an onion, chop a tomato and three cloves of garlic.
  • Heat about two tablespoonfuls of vegetable oil and saute the garlic, onion and tomato until they start to soften.
  • Add the miso and stir. The mixture will appear much too dry at this point.
  • Take some of the broth from the pesa and pour into the miso mixture little by little, no more than a few tablespoonfuls at a time, until the mixture is of the desired consistency. Some people like the sauce to be almost soupy; others prefer it thick. When the consistency of the miso sauce is just right, add patis to taste.
  • Serve the Mudfish in Light Soup (pesang dalag) with the misu-tomato sauce on the side.
Mudfish in Light Soup with Miso Sauce recipe

Hint:

Instead of dalag, you may choose tilapia or grouper for this recipe.

Comments:

The Filipino name for the Mudfish in Light Soup is Pesang Dalag.
Mudfish (dalag) also known as: blackfish, grindle, cypress bass, or bowfin.

This recipe for Mudfish in Light Soup with Miso Sauce serves/makes: 4 servings

The Filipino Mudfish in Light Soup with Miso Sauce recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

Main Ingredient: Mudfish/Dalag (more Mudfish/Dalag recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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