Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SINIGANG NA BANGUS (Filipino soup dish)

Sinigang na Bangus is a Filipino sour soup dish with Milk fish or Bangus (Philippine national fish) and a variety of vegetables in it. Some uses kamias, santol or riped guava to make the  broth more flavorful as well as a souring ingredient.

Sinigang na Bangus

 Sinigang na Bangus recipe:


1 big size milkfish ( bangus), cleaned and sliced into pieces diagonally
1 bundle of kangkong or sweet potato leaves (kamote tops)
1/2 bundle string beans or baguio beans, cut 1 inch length
1 medium size eggplant, cut 1 inch diagonally
8-10 pcs. okra
1 pack Tamarind soup base (sinigang mix)
3 pcs medium size tomatoes, sliced
3 thumb size ginger, peeled and sliced
1 meduim size onion, sliced
2-3 pcs. jalapeno
5 cups of water
salt or fish sauce (patis) to taste

How to cook Sinigang na Bangus:

Procedure and cooking instructions:

1. In a casserole, put water, onion, ginger, tomatoes and let it boil.
2. Add the sliced fish, eggplant, string beans and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Put okra, kangkong and jalapeno (sili pangsigang) and let boil for another 2 minutes.
4. Add the tamarind soup base ( sinigang mix).
5. Season with salt or patis according to your desired taste.
6. Serve hot with rice.

1. You can use spinach, pechay/ bok choy or frozen sweet potato if there is no available fresh kangkong leaves.
2. You can also use prawn/shrimp, tilapia, salmon or salmon heads, dalagang bukid, lapu-lapu or any kind of fish you like and wash the fish well para hindi malansa (to avoid the unwanted fish smell).

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