How to cook Paksiw na Bangus

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Paksiw is a common dish in the Philippines and you can find it in any household especially since it takes such a short amount of time to cook and to prepare. Although there are numerous variations of this dish such as paksiw na tulingan, lechon paksiw and paksiw na pata, using milk fish or bangus is the traditional way of preparing the dish. The milk fish is cooked in garlic, vinegar and a few select ingredients, in order to make a delicious broth. If you love all types of fish and seafood dishes, then you should try the famous Filipino dish Paksiw na Bangus. This stewed fish as a teaspoon of oil that is added at the end of cooking it. The fat of the fish carries the flavor of the meal and it promises a treat. You can give it a try and follow the recipe in making paksiw na bangus.

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Paksiw

Ingredients

How to cook

  1. Clean and gut fish, leaving scales intact. Cut into serving parts.

  2. In a pot, combine fish, eggplant, onion, garlic, ginger, water, vinegar, finger chili, peppercorns and salt. Cover and let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fish is cooked and liquid is reduced. Drizzle oil on top and stir gently to combine. Serve hot.

Paksiw na bangus with ampalaya and talong

Paksiw na Bangus or Stewed Milk fish in vinegar is a quick and easy Filipino comfort dish. Not only easy to make but so appetizing. Adding vegetables like ampalaya and/or talong is optional but it sure does add more taste to the dish.

Ingredients

How to cook

  1. In a casserole put the ginger and half of the garlic on the bottom of the pan.

  2. Arrange slices of bangus then put the remaining garlic, ground pepper, salt, water and vinegar

  3. Bring to a boil uncovered in medium high heat for few minutes. Add more salt if needed.

  4. Add slices of ampalaya, eggplant and onions. Cover and simmer in medium heat till bangus and vegetables are fully cooked

  5. Drizzle with cooking oil and simmer for 2 more minutes

  6. Remove pan from heat, serve hot and enjoy

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Paksiw na bangus sa gata

Paksiw na bangus sa gata is a dish wherein fish is cooked initially in vinegar and then finished with coconut milk or cream. This procedure involves two cooking styles, ginataan and paksiw. The first refers to cooking food in vinegar and the latter has something to do with the use of either coconut milk and/or cream.

Ingredients

How to cook

  1. Clean and gut fish, leaving scales intact. Cut into serving parts.

  2. In a pot, combine fish, coconut milk, onion, garlic, ginger, water, vinegar, finger chili, peppercorns and salt. Cover and let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fish is cooked and liquid is reduced. Drizzle oil on top and stir gently to combine. Serve hot.

This dish is considered as a simple dish that can be prepared during the regular days. It is usually added with greens to dishes with coconut milk. This is the reason why the recipe calls for bitter melon leaves or ampalaya leaves. Do not limit yourself with these ingredients. Bitter melon leaves or ampalaya leaves taste bitter too, just like the produce. You can have an array of alternatives for this ingredients, spinach, malunggay, kangkong and hot pepper leaves are some that you can use. You can even make it healthier because spinach can reduce your cancer risk.

They key to make this dish successful has something to do with the proper ration of ingredients, specifically with water, vinegar and coconut cream. You can follow exactly what is written in the recipes above and you can adjust it based on your preference afterwards.

Paksiw dishes and coconut cream dishes are always best eaten with rice. If you are just starting to explore Filipino food, warm white rice is best eaten with this dish. Fried rice, such as sinangag na kanin, can sometimes be eaten with it. You may prefer it better with your fried version of this dish. It will also be great to have a saucer of spicy fish sauce. This is prepared by mixing fish sauce and crushed chili pepper. Paksiw dishes do not spoil quickly because of its vinegar content. However, since this also contains coconut milk I recommend that you store this dish in an air tight container and place it inside the refrigerator.

There are also health benefits that comes with eating paksiw na bangus. Bangus, or milk fish, are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids that help dilate the blood vessels of the heart and the brain. It can improve blood flow to these vital organs. There is a study that shows that patients who take omega-3 fish oil supplements lowered their bad cholesterol by 26 percent and reduced heart attacks by 19 percent. Two to three servings of fish every week already confers substantial health benefits.




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