Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings


  • 1 pound small bisugo (threadfin bream), about 6 to 8 pieces, each no more than 4 inches long, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
  • 2 birds eye chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sugar (depending on how you like your sweet and sour sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sliced scallions, for garnish
How to cook Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo:
  • Pour the oil into the pressure cooker and heat. Saute the garlic, shallots, ginger and chilies just until fragrant.
  • Turn off the heat. Arrange the fish in a single layer on top of the sauteed vegetables.
  • In a bowl, stir the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together with 1 1/2 cups of water. Pour into the pressure cooker with the fish. Throw in the bay leaves.
  • Seal the pressure cooker. Turn on the stove on its highest setting. When the valve starts to turn, set the heat to the lowest setting and count 90 minutes.
  • After 90 minutes, turn off the heat and wait for about 10 minutes to allow the pressure in the cooker to dissipate.
  • Unlock the pressure cooker top and voila - Sweet and Sour Bisugo with every bit edible is ready.
  • Garnish with sliced scallions and serve the Sweet and Sour Bisugo hot with freshly steamed white rice or arroz verde (green rice).
Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo recipe


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 40 mins

The Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo recipe is simple, easy to cook, and very delicious,

This recipe for Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Pressure-Cooked Sweet and Sour Bisugo recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.

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

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