Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sinigang na Isda/Fish with Shrimp in Tamarind Soup

This is Ate Rose's Sinigang na Isda/Fish with Shrimp in Tamarind Soup recipe. It is her specialty and we love it always. The fish was so fresh since our new friend's husband (Isahdora and Chuck) caught it when he was fishing. Ate Rose then cooked it have us all eat it. It was really good that I have eaten a big plate of rice. The shrimp added sweetness to the fresh fish. We then played Bingo after. Below is the recipe. You can adjust the amount of ingredients according to your desired taste. This is similar to Sinigang na Baboy (Pork in Tamarind Soup) recipe.

fresh fish fillet (2 lbs), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 lb shrimp
5 pieces whole yellow pepper or jalapenos
1 lb okra
1 bundle pechay/bokchoy or greens
1 bundle string beans, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 pack tamarind soup mix
lemon juice (optional)
1 onion, cut into thin wedges
2 pieces tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
1 piece eggplant, cut into halves (lengthwise) and 1-inch thick pieces

*Boil 5 cups of water in a pot. Add the fish and let it boil again. Then add lemon juice, sliced onions, tomatoes, whole jalapenos or pepper, string beans, eggplant and the tamarind mix. Stir.
*When the string bean is cooked, add the pechay/bokchoy or greens and okra (whole). It will only take a few seconds to cook the greens, don't overcook it. Add the shrimp. Shrimp is cooked in less than a minute.
*Remove from the stove and serve with hot rice.

1 comment:

Sinigang said...


Your Sinigang looks really delicious!

I'm collecting a list of the best sinigang recipes in my blog, and I included your sinigang recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

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Tanya Regala