This Sinigang na Salmon at Hipon Recipe is one of the Healthy Salmon Meal Recipes. Sinigang or sour soup is one of the comfort foods of the many Filipino. Sinigang is very popular in the Philippines and you are not considered a Filipino if you haven’t tasted yet the famous sinigang. The common main ingredient in sinigang recipes is either pork, beef, shrimps, bangus, salmon, maya-maya or chicken. Next to this main ingredient is the tamarind juice that makes it sinigang because of the sour taste. Well, others used kamias, bayabas (guava), calamansi or green mango for their sinigang. This is because Philippines has many regions and from each of these regions comes a variety of sinigang different from another. It’s still up to you which variation will be your favorite and what ingredients are available in the market. As for me, I like sinigang cooked in tamarind or kamias (uhmmm…I just experienced mouth-watering right now, LOL).
In this recipe of sinigang na salmon at hipon, I cooked it with the usual tamarind base soup. But just to remind everyone that tamarind fruits along with other fruits used in cooking sinigang are seasonal fruits and not always available in your local supermarket. Luckily, you can buy a tamarind powder specifically made for sinigang and for the reason that you can substitute this when tamarind fruit is unavailable. Knorr sinigang mix is always available even in small groceries.
In cooking sinigang, you can also try other vegetables to add on your sinigang like gabi (if you want a thick soup) and eggplant. When I’m cooking this sinigang na salmon at hipon, there are two vegetables that I use, the kangkong and mustasa (mustard leaves). Mustasa is really good in sinigang when you used as main ingredient is salmon, bangus or shrimp. But since, there’s no available mustasa in the grocery when I shopped for my sinigang ingredients, I just used kangkong. There’s nothing that can stop me from cooking this healthy salmon meal for me and my family.
This sinigang na salmon at hipon is one of our two favorite sinigangs, second one is beef sinigang. Why? It is because of the health benefits of salmon. And for those people who want a tasty soup and not allowed to eat pork or red meat, this healthy salmon meal will be the best choice.
SINIGANG NA SALMON AT HIPON RECIPE
Preparation Time: 20 MINS.
Cooking Time: 40 MINS.
Before you start cooking the sinigang and you are going to use Sampalok. Prepare the tamarind juice first by doing these steps:
In a small pot, add sampalok in 2 cups of water and boil until you see that the shells of tamarinds cracked open. Remove the sampalok from the boiling water and mashed the pulps in a strainer over a bowl. Add the boiled water to strain more of the tamarind pulp. Discard the pulps, strings and peel. Set aside
- 1 kg Salmon belly (descaled)
- 10-15 pcs. Large shrimps
- medium size ginger (sliced)
- medium size red onion (sliced)
- 2 tbsp patis
- fish stock or shrimp broth cubes in water
- 2 medium size tomatoes (cut into cubes)
- 1 small daikon radish (sliced diagonally)
- 1 bundle sitaw or string beans (cut into 2 inches long)
- 6 pcs. okra (sliced diagonally into half)
- 5 pcs. sigarilyas (sliced diagonally about an inch long)
- 1-2 bundles of kangkong (cut into 2-3 inches long, disrcard the old leaves and stem)
- 1 medium bowl of Sampalok juice or 1 large pack of Knorr Sinigang Mix (original flavor)
- 6 pcs. siling pangsigang (green chilies)
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- Salt (for seasoning)
- Prepare your ingredients by doing all the written procedures in the INGREDIENTS section.
- In a large pot, saute the ginger and onion in cooking oil.
- Add patis and let it simmer for a minute or two.
- Add the salmon belly, cover and let it simmer for around 3-5 minutes. Do not stir to avoid the salmon belly from being crushed.
- Add fish stock or water. Just the right amount that you will have a soup but not too much.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Add 1 pack of knorr sinigang mix or if you will use tamarind juice, make sure not to pour all of it, you need to portion this into half because you might put too much and this will give stronger sour flavor than the usual sour taste. Bring to a boil and taste for adjustments if you ever need to add tamarind juice or sinigang mix.
- Add in the tomatoes, daikon radish and sitaw. Cover and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Check if your sitaw is tender.
- Add the shrimps, sigarilyas, siling pangsigang and kangkong. Bring to a boil for a minute or two. Taste again for adjustment. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Now, it’s ready!
- Serve hot with rice.
If you want a different main ingredient such as pork or beef, you can follow this sinigang na salmon at hipon recipe, just a minor change with the ingredients, disregard the ginger and fish stock (you can use a stock appropriate for your main ingredient). It is the same procedure like on this one. No need to worry though because I will be posting other sinigang recipes soon, so be sure to come back here in The Urban Recipes.
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