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Sinigang Na Bangus (Milkfish in Sour Broth)

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Category: Filipino, Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Bangus (milkfish)
  • -or white fish, dressed
  • 2 c Water
  • 3 md Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 md Onion, sliced
  • 6 Pods green sampaloc
  • -(tamarind) [available as
  • -powdered packages]
  • 1 cn Banana heart, draine
  • 2 c Green beans,
  • -cut diagonally in h
  • 1 c Spinach leaves (or
  • -mustard greens or
  • -watercress)
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Patis (fish sauce)


1. Slice fish and cut into 4-6 pieces. Salt all over.

2. Boil water and tamarind pods until pods are tender. Remove tamari mash
and strain back into the boiling water. (optional)

3. Add tomatoes, onions and green beans to boiling mixture and cook 1
minutes or until vegetables are almost cooked. Add fish, banana heart and
patis. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 3-5 minutes. Remo from heat,
add spinach leaves, and let stand for 5 minutes.

4. Serve with bagoong or patis (fish sauce).

Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 4

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