Sinigang is a Filipino comfort soup and has many variations depending on the main ingredient. You can use pork or fish in this type of cooking. Sharing to you my best sinigang na bangus (milkfish sour soup) recipe.
In this recipe bangus (milkfish) is stewed in yummy tamarind soured broth mixed with delectable vegetables. It is very satisfying and healthy as well. You get your protein from the fish and you have your veggies that is healthy and yummy.
What is sinigang
Sinigang means stew. It is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour and savoury taste. Tamarind is mostly associated with sinigang. However, there are many variations in this recipe in terms of the ingredient that make it sour. The most common is tamarind but other sour natural ingredients can be a substitute like green mango, kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi, commonly known as bilimbi, cucumber tree, or tree sorrel) and guava. Today, there are ready seasoning mixes that are available in the supermarket in a powder form. All you have to do is season the broth of sinigang with a sinigang mix powder and voila, you will get the perfect sinigang taste that you are looking for.
Best Sinigang na Bangus (Milkfish Sour Soup) Recipe Ingredients
The main ingredient of this recipe is the milk fish. Then you have your vegetables like water spinach leaves (kangkong), eggplant, radish, tomatoes, onions, ginger. To make the broth of this recipe sour, you need a tamarind. However, if it is not available, the best option is just to use Sinigang mix. I use Knorr sinigang mix powder for this recipe and it perfectly worked.
Summary of Ingredients:
- Bangus (Milkfish)
- Water Spinach Leaves (Kangkong)
- Long Chili Pepper
- Knorr Sinigang Mix (can be substituted with tamarind sauce or mix or kamias)
Best Sinigang na Bangus (Milkfish Sour Soup) Recipe
- 400 grams Milkfish or Bangus cleaned and chopped
- 2 pcs Tomatoes
- 1 medium size Radish sliced
- 1 medium size Eggplant sliced
- 3 pcs Long Chili Pepper
- 1 medium size Ginger sliced in wedges
- 1 medium size onions sliced
- pinch Salt
- 1 tbsp Knorr Sinigang Mix you can adjust this based on desired sourness
- Put 4 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Add the radish, onions and tomatoes. Cover the pot and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the Bangus together with the eggplant, kangkong leaves, long chili pepper, ginger.
- Add a pinch of salt and the knorr sinigang mix. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes in medium heat.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately. Enjoy!