Sinigang na Baka sa Pakwan


Ingredients:
1 kilo beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
2 cups tamarind juice or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 regular sized watermelon(pakwan), seeded and sliced into cubes
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 liters water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, heat oil then place beef and cook in batches until browned. Remove.

Part 2
1. In same casserole, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add watermelon slices then cook for 5 minutes.
3. Put back beef then cover and simmer in a low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)
4. Add gabi and tamarind juice then simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
5. Add green pepper and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce, ground pepper 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.

Milkfish in Tamarind Soup


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.

Sinigang na Hito sa Miso

Ingredients:
1 kilo hito(catfish), clean and cut into serving pieces
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
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste
2 bunches mustard greens(mustasa) or pechay
3 green chili(siling haba)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange hito then pour 1/4 cup vinegar. Bring to boil, drain and set aside.
2. Dissolve miso paste in 1 cup warm water, strain and extract juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso juice, water and sinigang mix then bring to boil. Add water if needed.
3. Add hito then cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning then add green chili and mustard leaves, simmer for 3 minutes.
5. 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.

Crispy Pork Sinigang

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Pork Sinigang is another variety of Filipino tamarind soup. This dish has a sour taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo pork belly
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
8 pieces tamarind(sampalok) or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
3 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
2 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 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)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 liters water
oil for frying
3 pieces okra, trimmed(optional)
1 radish, sliced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil pork belly with salt for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserved the broth.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper then mix well. Set aside.
2. Prepare beaten eggs and breadcrumbs into a separate bowls. Set aside.
3. Dredge the meat into flour mixture then shake off to remove excess flour.
4. Dip in beaten eggs and press into bread crumbs to coat all sides.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry coated meat until light brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 4
1. In a pot, boil tamarind in 1.5 cups water, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

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

Sinigang na Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na Bagnet is another variety of Filipino tamarind soup using bagnet as main ingredient. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. This dish has a sour taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 120 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
12 tamarind(sampalok) or 2 packs sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
5 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
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 1/2 liters pork broth
6 pieces okra, trimmed(optional)
1 radish, sliced(optional)

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

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

Note:
1. How to cook bagnet, please refer to this link: Bagnet

Sinigang na Danggit

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na danggit or rabbitfish is another simple and easy Filipino dish. The procedure is similar to other sinigang, normally the fish cooked in a combination of onions, tomatoes, vegetables and tamarind soup which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo rabbitfish(Danggit), cleaned
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.
3. Add tamarind juice then simmer for another 4 minutes.
4. Season with pepper, salt or fish sauce according to taste.
5. Add green chili and potato tops and simmer for another 1 minute.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and serve hot.

Pinais na Bangus

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinais na bangus is another simple and easy native dish. The fish is usually stuffed with tomatoes, onions, ginger and wrapped in banana leaves. Then cooked together with kamias or tamarind together with other vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 large-sized milkfish(bangus)
2 onions, chopped finely
4 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped finely
2 cups kamias/green tamarind/calamansi juice
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
salt and pepper to taste
banana leaves for wrapping

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the scales of fish. Using a sharp knife, slice the back of the fish then remove innards.
2. Clean and rub the skin with salt.
3. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix well.
4. Stuff the mixture inside the fish then wrap in banana leaves.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, arrange wrapped fish and remaining tomatoes and onions.
2. Add kamias, mustard greens and season with salt then pour enough water to cover.
3. Cover with lid and simmer over low fire for 40 minutes or until the sauce is reduce.
4. Transfer to serving plate then remove the banana leaves. Serve

Sinigang na Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na baka is another variety of tamarind soup dish that consists of beef boiled in a low heat until tender then 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: 120 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef, cut into serving pieces
12 tamarind(sampalok) or 2 packs sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
5 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
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 1/2 liters water
1 radish, sliced(optional)

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

Part 2
1. In a casserole, place beef, salt then pour water.
2. Bring to boil in a low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)
3. Add onion, tomatoes, and tamarind juice then bring to boil.
4. Add gabi then simmer until tender.
5. 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 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.