fish recipe

Easier Rellenong Bangus (Using Boneless Milkfish)

Bangus (Milkfish) is the national fish of the Philippines. It has a mild taste (with a hint of sweetness) so it’s very versatile and can handle most cooking methods. The biggest deterrent though to this delicious-tasting fish, are the bones…. all 214 of them! Every bite (except the belly part) contains a few bones.  So …

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Tender-Bone Paksiw na Salmon (Instant Pot)

Though bone-in fish has more flavor, the pain of picking the bones is never welcome. This is one dilemma I constantly have with my fish-loving 6 year old. It doesn’t matter to him how it’s cooked, if it’s fish…..he’s happy. I always have some Sarangani boneless bangus stashed in the freezer but there are recipes …

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Paksiw na Bangus

Whenever I cook this, my daughter would come to the kitchen. She loves sour food, and vinegar is at the top of the list. In fact, her favorite way of eating apples is dipping it in either Apple cider vinegar or Sukang Iloko (Ilocano vinegar) … with a sprinkling of salt. I always make sure …

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Sarciadong Isda (Bangus)

Today is the first Friday of Lent. During this time of year, fasting and abstinence are observed by Catholics around the world especially on all Fridays. Ginisang Munggo (Sauteed Mung Beans) is the default meal but fish is another food that’s often consumed.  The Philippines, being an archipelago, is blessed with an abundance of fish. …

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Instant Pot Salmon in Tausi (Salmon in Salted Black Beans)

The youngest member of our family (my 6 year old son) is a fish lover. He hasn’t met a fish that he didn’t like. It doesn’t really matter however it’s prepared, as long as it’s not anghang (spicy) and fish bones are removed. Whenever I cook fish, he would ask for fish and rice in …

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Sinigang na Bangus sa Bayabas (Milkfish in Guava Broth)

Whenever I’m at the supermarket, I always keep my eyes peeled for things that are not on my list. And every time I chance upon an ingredient that I haven’t seen in a long time (particularly the ones that were a part of my life in the Philippines), my heart would skip a beat and …

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Skyflakes-Crusted Tuna Fritters

We have a drawer in the kitchen dedicated as a “snack bin”. There’s a variety of items in there but Skyflakes (a popular saltine cracker in the Philippines) is a “resident”. While other snacks come and go, my kids keep asking for these… all the time. They eat it dipped in Nutella or with jam, …

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Easy Tinapang Salmon (Oven-Smoked Salmon)

Every year from mid-July to September, Sockeye salmon is in season. This prized aquatic animal is leaner, very flavorful and has a deep orange-red hue.  Needless to say, it’s packed full of the healthiest omega-3s. Though there’s plenty of this type of salmon on the west coast, the price has always been on the steeper …

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