Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds milkfish (bangus), salmon or rock cod steaks
  • 1/2 cup or more lemon or lime juice, to taste OR 1 cup or more green tamarind*, crushed and cut into 2 or 3 pieces
  • 5 cups rice water, the water left over from washing your rice
  • 1 cup finely sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger, julienned
  • 2 cups sliced tomato
  • 1 large or 2 small daikon (Chinese radish), peeled and sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 2 tablespoons patis (Filipino fish sauce)
  • 2 bunches spinach, cleaned and stemmed
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish
How to cook Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup):
  • Simmer rice water, lemon or lime juice or tamarind, onion, ginger, and tomato lightly for 1/2 hour. Add more water if it appears to cook away too quickly.
  • Add daikon and simmer for 10 more minutes. Add fish and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the fish is cooked through. (If you are using tamarind, remove at this point) and add patis.
  • Add spinach and cook just until soft. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  • Serve the Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup) with hot steamed rice and a small bowl or cup for the broth.
  • Pass additional patis at the table.

Note:

The Filipino Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup) recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

Tips:
*If you use the green tamarind, and would rather not have the chipped shells and seeds of the tamarind in the final product, tie the tamarind loosely in a piece of cheesecloth which you can remove later.
In place of lemon juice, ready made sinigang powdered soup mix are available in oriental stores.

Comments:

Sinigang is the term used to cook meat or seafood by boiling it with a sour base such as tamarind. Sinigang can be made with fish, pork, or beef. Most commonly, it is made with a fresh water fish called bangus (milkfish), which is now available in many cities in the U.S. A medium-sized fish, it is simply chopped in pieces and boiled - head, tail, and all. But, bangus is bony, so for those who would rather do without, you can use salmon or rock cod. Modify the degree of sourness in this recipe to suit your own taste.

This recipe for Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup) serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Filipino Sinigang na Isda (Fish Stew in Sour Soup) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

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

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