Sinigang na Liempo

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na liempo is another variety of tamarind soup dish that consists of pork liempo cooked in tamarind soup together with other vegetables. This dish has a sour taste that is usually serve as main dish specially during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork liempo, cut into serving pieces
10 tamarind(sampalok) or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
5 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1 radish, sliced
1 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
salt and fish Sauce(patis)
1 liter water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Boil tamarind, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, place pork then pour water and bring to boil until tender.
2. Add onion, tomatoes, and tamarind juice then bring to boil.
3. Add gabi then simmer until tender.
4. Add radish, okra, green pepper, and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce then add kangkong.
7. Turn off the heat then let it sit for 1-2 minutes or until kangkong is cooked.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Sinigang na Bilong-Bilong

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na bilong-bilong(moonfish) is another simple and easy Filipino dish. The procedure is similar to other sinigang, normally the fish cooked in a combination of onions, tomatoes, different vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo Moonfish(Bilong-bilong)
1 pack sinigang sa sampaloc mix or 10 pieces tamarind(sampaloc)
3 cups water or rice washing
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
2 tomatoes, halves
a bunch potato tops(talbos ng kamote) or petchay
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Pour water and bring to boil. Add fish then cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add tamarind juice then simmer for another 4 minutes.
5. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
6. Add green chili and potato tops and simmer for another 1 minute.
7. Transfer to serving bowl and serve hot.

Notes:
If using tamarind instead of sinigang mix, here’s the procedure:
1. Boil tamarind until soften.
2. Pound and extract the juices.

Sinigang na Ulo ng Maya-Maya

Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang na ulo ng maya-maya or snappers head tamarind soup is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to other sinigang that has a sour broth. Normally the head cooked in a combination of rice washing, onions, tomatoes, vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces snappers head(ulo ng maya-maya)
1 pack sinigang sa sampaloc mix
6 cups water or rice washing
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 tomatoes, diced
a bunch petchay or kangkong
1 radish, sliced(optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add maya-maya, radish and pour water. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
3. Add tamarind juice or sampaloc mix. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
3. Add petchay and simmer for another 1 minute.
4. Transfer to serving bowl and serve hot.

Sinigang sa Miso(Salmon)

Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang sa miso(salmon) or salmon in miso-tamarind soup is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to sinigang sa miso(maya-maya) that has a sour broth. Normally the salmon cooked and simmered in a combination of rice washing, onions, tomatoes, vegetables, tamarind and miso paste which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo salmon, sliced with belly portion
3 tablespoons miso paste
1 pack of tamarind powder or tamarind(sampalok)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 litre of water or rice washing
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 tablespoons lemon or calamansi juice
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste
2 bunches mustard greens(mustasa) or pechay
2 small white radish(labanos), peeled and sliced(optional)
3 green chili(siling haba)(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(Optional)
1. Marinate salmon in lemon juice, salt and pepper for 15 minutes.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry fish until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add sinigang mix then bring to boil.
4. Add salmon then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning then add vegetables and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes:
1. To extract tamarind juice instead of sinigang mix, boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice.
2. You may add more vegetables in the sinigang like string beans.

Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon

Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang na ulo ng salmon or salmon head tamarind soup is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to other sinigang that has a sour broth. Normally the salmon head cooked in a combination of rice washing, onions, tomatoes, vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces salmon head
1 pack sinigang sa sampaloc mix
6 cups water or rice washing
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 tomatoes, diced
1/2 bunch of string beans(sitaw), cut into 3inch
a bunch of kangkong or pechay
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add salmon head and pour water. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
3. Add tamarind juice or sampaloc mix. Simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add vegetables then season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
5. Add kangkong and simmer for another 1 minute.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and serve hot.

Notes:
1. You may add other kind of vegetables.

Sinigang na Bangus

Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang na bangus or milkfish in tamarind is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to sinigang na hipon and sinigang na baboy that has a sour broth. Normally the milkfish cooked in a combination of rice washing, onions, tomatoes, vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

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

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized milk fish(bangus), cut in about 4-5 slices
6 tamarind(sampaloc) or 1 pack(22grams) sampaloc mix
6 cups water or rice washing
3 pieces tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, chopped
1 bundle kangkong leaves or sweet potato leaves
1 cup string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
2 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
Salt or Fish Sauce(patis) to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water and add onion and tomatoes. Bring to boil.
2. Add milk fish, cook and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add tamarind juice or sampaloc mix. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add green chili, string beans then kangkong leaves.
6. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
7. Serve hot.

Notes:
If using tamarind instead of sinigang mix, here’s the procedure:
1. Boil tamarind until soften.
2. Pound and extract the juices.

Sinampalukang Manok

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Filipino Style Recipe: sinampalukang manok or chicken in tamarind is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to sinigang na hipon and sinigang na baboy. Normally the chicken sauteed and cooked in a combination of onions, garlic, ginger, different vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
12 pieces tamarind(sampalok) or 1 pack sinigang mix
5 cups water or rice wash
3 gloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
3 tomatoes, quartered
3 pieces green peppers(siling haba)
1 bundle water spinach(kangkong), cut into 2 inches
1 bundle string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1 cup tamarind leaves(optional)
2 pieces eggplants, cut into serving pieces(optional)
1 chicken bouillon(broth cube)(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
In a pot, boil tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Add chicken and pour fish sauce then continue sauteing until chicken is light brown.
3. Pour water, tomatoes and chicken bouillon then bring to boil. Add water if necessary
4. Add tamarind leaves and tamarind juice then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.
5. Add eggplant, string beans and green chili. Simmer of 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce or salt and pepper.
7. Turn off the heat, add water spinach and cover for a few minutes.
8. Transfer to serving bowl and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Sinigang na Hipon

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Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang na hipon is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to sinigang na baboy. Normally the shrimps cooked in a combination of onions, tomatoes, different vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo Shrimps
1 pack sinigang mix or 12 pieces tamarind(sampalok)
5 cups water or ricewash
1 onion, diced
3 large tomatoes, quartered
1 bundle water spinach(kangkong), cut into 2 inches
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
salt or fish sauce to taste

2 pieces radish, sliced(optional)
1 bundle string beans(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pot, pour water and bring to boil.
2. Add onions, tomatoes and radish.
3. Add sinigang mix and simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Add shrimps, string beans and green chili then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt or fish sauce.
6. Turn off the heat, add water spinach and cover for a few minutes.
7. Transfer to serving bowl and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Tips:
1. You may also add eggplants or pechay.

Notes:
If using tamarind(sampalok) instead of sinigang mix, here’s the procedure:
1. Boil tamarind until soften.
2. Pound and extract the juices.

Sinigang sa Miso(Maya Maya)

Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang sa miso(maya maya) or snapper in miso-tamarind soup is another Filipino soup dish. This is similar to other sinigang that has a sour broth. Normally the snapper cooked in a combination in rice washing, tomatoes, vegetables, miso paste and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimate Time of Preparation and Cooking: 40 minutes to 55 minutes.
Good for 3-5 person.

Ingredients:
1 kilo snapper(maya maya)
3 tablespoons miso paste
1 pack of tamarind powder or tamarind(sampalok)
3 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
1 radish, sliced(optional)
3 green pepper(siling haba)
1 liter water or rice washing
cooking oil
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1(Optional)
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry fish until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add sinigang mix then bring to boil.
4. Add fried fish and green pepper then cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Season with salt and ground pepper according to taste.
6. Add mustard greens then simmer for a minute. Serve hot!

NOTES:
1. To extract tamarind juice instead of sinigang mix, boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice.

Sinigang na Baboy(Sour Soup Pork)

How to cook Sinigang na Baboy(Sour Soup Pork)? Here’s my recipe:

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork,cut into cubes
12 tamarind(sampalok) Or sampaloc mix
1 big onion(diced)
6 tomatoes(quartered)
2 radish(sliced)
1 bundle of stringbeans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
4 pieces taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
2 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
Salt and Fish Sauce(patis)
6 cups of water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Boil tamarind, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, bring pork to boil until tender.
2. Add onion, tomatoes, and tamarind juice.
3. Add gabi until tender and thickens the soup.
4. Simmer, then add radish, and string beans.
5. When tender, add kangkong leaves.
6. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
7. Serve hot.

Notes:
You may use liempo, porkchop, kasim or ribs as pork
You may use santol as alternative to sampaloc.
You may add lady’s finger(okra) or eggplant(talong) if desired.