How to Make Honey Mustard Fish With Blanched Alugbati

Updated on January 13, 2020
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How to make honey mustard fish with blanched alugbati
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Alugbati is the Filipino term for Malabar spinach, which is a common leafy vegetable found in Southeast Asia, South America, and the West Indies. It is a vine with reddish-purple leaves and stems.

In this recipe, I blanch alugbati and then combine it with fish that has marinated in a honey mustard sauce. The result is delicious!


  • 500 grams fish
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Cooking oil
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 200 grams alugbati leaves
  • Water, for blanching


For Preparation:

  • 2 medium bowls
  • 3 small bowls
  • Measuring spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Knife

For Cooking:

  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Strainer
  • Bowl


  1. Marinate the fish in a bowl for about 1-2 hours. Puncture the fish with a fork to let the marinade seep in.
  2. Heat a pan with oil. Cook the fish on each side for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare an ice bath for the alugbati. Set aside.
  4. Pour water in a pot and bring it to the boil.
  5. Once boiling, add the alugbati leaves. Cook until tender.
  6. Drain alugbati leaves. Place the leaves in the ice bath.
  7. After the leaves have cooled down in the ice bath, remove them from the water. Set aside.
  8. Remove cooked fish from the heat.
  9. On a plate, arrange alugbati leaves. Place the fish on top.
  10. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Tips and Techniques

  • The taste of the honey and mustard may vary depending on their brands. Adjust the amount of these ingredients if necessary.
  • Taste the marinade before adding the fish to it. Adjust the marinade if you would like.
  • Use an ice bath to stop the alugbati leaves from further cooking.

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      14 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, dred cuan, it's my pleasure and delight. Thanks.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hello Miebakagh,

      Thank you for visiting! I hope you try my recipe.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hi Louise,

      I hope you try this simple recipe.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hello Liz,

      Alugbati is a relative of Spinach. It's commonly seen in tropical countries. I think it's an uncommon leafy vegetable in Europe.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      14 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Dred Cuam, thanks for sharing.

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      Louise Powles 

      14 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I love the sound of this recipe. I shall make a note of this, thankyou. =)

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      This looks very tasty. I have heard of honey mustard chicken, but not fish. What are alugbati leaves? I have not heard of them before.


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