How to Make Sinigang na Salmon Belly: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

Updated on August 1, 2019
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how to make sinigang na salmon belly: a Filipino-inspired dish
how to make sinigang na salmon belly: a Filipino-inspired dish | Source

Sinigang is a popular Filipino soup that is characterized by a savory and sour taste. The sour taste of the dish comes from tamarind. Tamarind is a tropical fruit with sticky, brown sour pulp that is commonly used in Asian cuisine to flavor both sweet and savory dishes.

I enjoy eating soups, especially during the cold weather of the holiday season. Recently, I decided to cook sinigang na salmon belly (the "na" is used to signal the type of sinigang it is). Salmon belly contains omega 3-fatty acids that are good for the health. Follow my simple recipe to enjoy this hearty meal.

sinigang na salmon belly
sinigang na salmon belly | Source

Ingredients

  • 250 grams salmon belly
  • 100 grams water spinach (kangkong)
  • 1 to 1.5 litres water
  • 3 tablespoons tamarind powder (sinigang powder)
  • 2 tablespoons onion, sliced
  • 2 small tomatos, quartered
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 3 large bowls
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring cups

For Cooking:

  • cooking pot
  • ladle

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 3 to 4 servings

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pot. Saute onion and then tomato.
  2. Pour in the water.
  3. Add the salmon belly, tamarind powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to the boil.
  5. Adjust the seasoning if needed. Add the water spinach stalks.
  6. Turn off the heat. Add the water spinach leaves. Cover the pot. Allow it to cook for at least 1 minute.
  7. Enjoy! Best served during cold weather.
salmon belly recipe
salmon belly recipe | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. You may add other vegetables, as well, either instead of or in addition to water spinach.
  2. Replace the salmon belly with any other kind of fish or meat.
  3. Add green chilies for a spicy kick.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        I enjoy the taste of sour soups too. I prefer it than ordinary soup. Now, I'm craving for my favorite shrimps! lol

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        Mary Norton 

        11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        You made me want for some soups so I went about making some. I only have shrimps in my freezer so I used it and chopped up all the veggies I could find. I like the sour taste of this soup.

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