Pinaksiw na Hito sa Soda

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinaksiw na hito sa soda is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. Instead of traditional paksiw which has a sour and salty taste. This version of paksiw has an additional sweet flavor coming from soda. The dish can be served together with steamed rice or sometimes as pulutan(appetizer or finger food) with cold beer.

Ingredients:
2 pieces large-sized catfish
6 gloves garlic, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
4 tablespoons vinegar
3 cups soda(sprite or 7-up)
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
salt and vinegar for washing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub catfish with salt then wash in vinegar.
2. Cut into 3-4 slices then rinse in running water. Set aside.

Part 1
1. In a large pot, arrange garlic, onions and ginger at the bottom.
2. Arrange sliced catfish then pour vinegar, soda, olive oil, salt and ground pepper.
3. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce reduced.
4. Remove from heat then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Paksiw na Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na Bagnet is another simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we used bagnet. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat bagnet until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Paksiw na Dilis

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na dilis or anchovies is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. The procedure is similar to other paksiw. Normally the fish and vegetables cook in a blend of vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until done.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams anchovies(dilis), cleaned and discard heads
6 cloves garlic, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 green chili(siling haba), sliced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange dilis, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and black pepper.
2. Pour water, vinegar, cooking oil and green chili.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10 minutes or until almost dry and done.
4. Remove from heat and Serve.

Note:
1. You may also add vegetables like eggplants, okra or bitter gourd(ampalaya).

Paksiw na Hito

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na hito is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. This is another variety of paksiw which has a sour and salty taste. Usually the the fish and vegetables were cooked in vinegar, soda or water and some spices. I stewed catfish in soda to produce a sweet and sour taste to our dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces large-sized catfish
6 gloves garlic, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup soda(sprite or lemonade) or water
2 eggplants or 5 okra, sliced into serving pieces
3 green chili(siling haba)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste
salt and vinegar for washing

Procedures:
1. Rub catfish with salt then wash in vinegar.
2. Cut into 3-4 slices then rinse in running water. Set aside.

Part 1
1. In a large pot, arrange garlic, onions and ginger at the bottom.
2. Arrange sliced catfish then pour vinegar, soda, olive oil, fish sauce and ground pepper.
3. Add vegetables and green chili then cover and simmer in a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until done.
4. Remove from heat then serve hot with rice. Enjoy

Paksiw na Lechon Kawali

Filipino Style Recipe: paksiw na lechon kawali is a simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we will use fried pork belly. It is consists of fried pork belly or leftover lechon kawali then re-cooked with lechon sauce, vinegar, garlic and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo lechon kawali or fried pork belly, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste

1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat lechon kawali until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Paksiw na Salmonete

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na salmonete or red mullet is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. Salmonete is a Spanish word for red mullet. Red mullet is a Mediterranean fish with a mix of orange, red and pink colored skin. I used striped red mullet in this recipe and the procedure is similar to other paksiw. Normally the fish and vegetables cook in a blend of vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
500 grams red mullet(salmonete), cleaned
1 small garlic, pounded
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon grind black pepper
2 teaspoon salt
3 green chili(siling haba)
5 small okra, heads removed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange salmonete, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and black pepper.
2. Pour water, vinegar and cooking oil then add okra and green chili.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from heat and Serve.

Notes:
1. You may also used eggplants or bitter gourd(ampalaya) as alternative vegetable.

(Thanks to my Mom for sharing)

Daludal

Filipino Style Recipe: daludal is a quick and easy vegetable dish popular in northern part of Luzon. The way of cooking is similar to paksiw, the vegetable cooked in a blend of bagoong, vinegar and other ingredients until tender. I used leftover fried tilapia as one of ingredients, the Ilocanos really love this dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes. Good for 4-5 persons.

Ingredients:
1 bunch daludal, cleaned
6 gloves garlic, peeled and pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1 tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup bagoong(anchovies)
1 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1 fried fish, slice into 2-3 pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange daludal, garlic, onion, ginger, tomatoes, salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour bagoong, water and vinegar then place fish on top.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
4. Toss and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat then serve hot.

Paksiw na Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na tilapia is a quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. The fish and vegetables cooked in a blend of vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger. Here is my Mom’s recipe on how to cook the usual paksiw na tilapia. Enjoy cooking!

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes. Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
4 pieces medium-sized tilapia, cleaned, scales removed and cut diagonally into half
1 small garlic, pounded
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon peppercorn
2 teaspoon salt
3 green chili(siling haba)
5 small okra, heads removed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange tilapia, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour water, vinegar and cooking oil then add vegetable and green chili.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from heat and Serve.

Notes:
1. You may also used eggplants or bitter gourd(ampalaya) as alternative vegetable.

Paksiw na Pata Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: paksiw na pata recipe is a Filipino dish basically pork leg cooked in vinegar, soy sauce and dried banana blossom. This recipe has a sweet and sour taste sauce and the meat should almost separates from the bone. The banana blossom makes the recipe well blended that gives an extraordinary taste. This is another mouth-watering main dish that is truly enjoyed by most Filipinos.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 1-2 hours
Good for 5-7 persons

Ingredients:
1 pork leg(pata), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dried banana blossom(bulaklak ng saging), soaked in water
2 bay leaves(laurel)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
1 teaspoon peppercorn
2 cups water
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, place pork leg with water(just enough to cover the meat) then bring to a boil. Strain the meat and discard the water.
Part 2
1. In a same pot, Put back the pork leg and add enough water to cover the meat. Bring to boil.
2. Add soy sauce, peppercorn, onion and garlic.
3. Simmer over low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until pata is tender and sauce is thickens. Add water if necessary.(Cook in pressure cooker takes 30 minutes).
4. Add vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes.
5. Add the banana blossom and simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Add brown sugar and salt to taste. Simmer for another 2 minutes.
7. Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!

Paksiw na Bangus

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Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na bangus(milk fish in vinegar and spices) is a quick and easy common dish by Filipinos. The main ingredients of paksiw are vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger. Here’s my recipe on how to cook paksiw na bangus. Enjoy cooking!

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes. Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
1 kilo milk fish(bangus),cleaned but not scaled cut in about 4-5 slices
1 bitter melon(ampalaya),sliced
1 eggplant(talong),sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger(luya), sliced and crushed
3 pieces long green pepper(siling haba)
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon peppercorn(pamintang buo)
2 teaspoon salt or fish sauce(patis)
1 teaspoon cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the gills and innards of milk fish but do not the scales. Using a scissor or knife cut the fins and tails. Wash fish thoroughly drain and slice diagonally.

Part 2
2. In a casserole place the garlic, onion and ginger.
3. Arrange sliced milk fish, add water, vinegar, salt, peppercorn and cooking oil.
4. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Put the vegetables and long green pepper. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for another 5 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and Serve. Enjoy!