Also called Tamarind Soup, sour soup, or Sinigang as it is called in Filipino, can be prepared with either pork, chicken or fish. For this particular sour soup recipe, Millie used Bangus (milkfish) for her meat ingredient. Her fish Sinigang(Fish Sour Soup or Tamarind Soup) is one of the most common Filipino soup dish that is usually served on every Filipino kitchen tables. Check out Millie’s Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampaloc(Milkfish Tamarind Soup or Sour Soup). Enjoy!
Ingredients: 3-4 servings
1 large bangus(milkfish), cut in 4 quarters
2 stalks of sliced baby pechay(baby bok choy)
2 sliced red raddishes
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 medium sliced onion
1 large sliced tomatoes
1/4 cup of tamarind sauce
1 thumb size minced ginger
1 large Anaheim pepper
2 tbsp. cooking oil
salt & pepper to taste
2-3 cups of water
- Clean and cut Bangus(milkfish) in 4 quarters. Apply some salt and set aside. Process all other ingredients accordingly.
- On a large pot, heat up cooking oil and sauté onions, garlic and sliced tomatoes. Add and stir bangus(milkfish) quarters. Leave it to simmer for 3-5 minutes until fish cubes are slightly cooked.
- Add minced ginger, radish, Anaheim pepper and the baby bok choy leaves. Apply water, then add the tamarind sauce next.
- Leave to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover the pot with a lid to allow all ingredients to cook.
- Remove the lid but keep it boiling for another 2-3 minutes. Apply salt and pepper and carefully stir to thoroughly combine ingredients. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.
- Turn off the stove and remove Sinigang na Bangus(Milkfish Tamarind Soup) from the heat. Serve it hot with steamed rice.
Note: Try applying fish sauce as substitute to salt. Always add vegetables last to avoid overcooking and to preserve its healthy nutritional value. Otherwise, enjoy her deliciously tasty Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampaloc! A fish sinigang that’s worth a try!
Find out more about her recipe by clicking on video below. Feel free to subscribe with us on YouTube, follow and like us on Facebook.