I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.
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 our health. Follow my simple recipe to enjoy this hearty meal.
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3 to 4 servings
- 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 tomatoes, quartered
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Cooking oil
- 3 large bowls
- 1 medium bowl
- 3 small bowls
- chopping board
- measuring cups
- cooking pot
- Heat the oil in a pot. Saute the onion and then tomato.
- Pour in the water.
- Add the salmon belly, tamarind powder, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Adjust the seasoning if needed. Add the water spinach stalks.
- Turn off the heat. Add the water spinach leaves. Cover the pot. Allow it to cook for at least 1 minute.
- Enjoy! This soup is best served during cold weather.
Tips and Techniques
- You may add other vegetables, as well, in addition to the water spinach.
- Replace the salmon belly with any other kind of fish or meat.
- Add green chilies for a spicy kick.
- Choose other sinigang powder variations such as sinigang sa miso or sinigang na gabi.
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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on November 27, 2018:
I enjoy the taste of sour soups too. I prefer it than ordinary soup. Now, I'm craving for my favorite shrimps! lol
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2018:
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.