Sinigang na Bangus
(Milk Fish in Sour Broth)

Sinigang na Bangus (Milk Fish in Sour Broth)
Milkfish, despite the presence of its innumerable tiny bones, is still ubiquitous in the Filipino recipes.

I could think of no other reason behind this, rather than the fact that it has a unique flavour that stays in the mouth after savouring its white meat. A lot of people are also lovers of its fat, which is a good thing since it is proven to be healthy and it even contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart, growth and development and brain function.

One common way of indulging on this fish is by making a sour broth, which is the recipe that I will be sharing in this article. This specific soup or recipe called “sinigang,” is a staple food among Filipinos, alongside with the equally-popular ‘adobo.’ Moreover, this recipe can be cooked using other meats like chicken, shrimp or prawn and pork. As for this recipe, you will need the following

Sinigang na Bangus

Cooking Ingredients:

1 whole Milkfish, sliced
3 cups of water
1 piece of onion, diced
1 piece of ginger, minced
1 piece of tomato, sliced
3 pieces chillies
4 stalks of Chinese cabbage (pechay)
1 piece of radish
½ Sinigang mix
A pinch of salt
A pinch of Magic Sarap

Cooking Direction:

1. In a large pot, add water together with the onion, ginger and tomato. Wait until it boils (which will take about 5 minutes), then add the other ingredients: chilli and Chinese cabbage.
2. Let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes, and then add the sliced radish, followed with a pinch of salt and Magic Sarap to taste. Mix them altogether to distribute the flavour evenly. Once all the vegetables, as well as the fish are well-cooked, you can already add the Sinigang mix. Like the other spices, you can add more Sinigang mix if you love your soup to have a stronger sour kick into your mouth.
3. You can now serve the finished dish. It’s perfect while it’s hot. To maximize your experience with your sour soup, you can ask a separate bowl filled with the hot sour soup alone for you to sip and indulge.

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