Ginataang Isda Recipe - Do you love fish? You should be because fish dishes are really delicious and it has this taste that we can’t find in meat.
There are different kinds of fish. They also come in different sizes and colors.
Here in the Philippines, fish industry is one of the country’s biggest sectors. The sea is not the only source of fishes. We can also get them from ponds, rivers, and lakes. This industry is really rich in the Philippines.
That is why, in some parts of the country, it is their number one source of food and livelihood. And of course, Filipinos already learned many ways of cooking fish.
We have sinigang, paksiw, fried fish, steamed fish, dried fish (a kind of fish preservation), and of course, this dish were in you can choose whatever fish is available at the season, the Ginataang Isda.
Yes, you read it right. We can already cook them in coconut milk. Sounds delicious, isn’t it?
How to Cook Ginataang Isda
This dish has veggies also that make it a lot richer and nutritious like pechay, eggplant and okra. This dish is really good for the whole family.
This is actually a simple dish which you can prepare for a maximum of thirty minutes. The ingredients are always available in your kitchen and if not, you can always run in the nearest supermarket in your area.
In Ginataang Isda, there are many kinds of fish that we can cook. You can choose Tilapia, Oriles, big Galunggong or Tulingan.
Your choice depends on the availability of the said fish because there are instances that these fishes are not available. But any of those are fit for Ginataang Isda.
They have the same yummy taste and will always be a favorite of the whole family. You can also have your own technique of cooking this dish.
You may choose to cook it first as Paksiw na Isda. Let the water boil until dry then you may add your coconut milk.
You may also choose to use commercialized coconut cream but it is still best if you will use the real coconut milk. The taste of this dish will really depend on your ingredients.
Fish cooked in coconut milk is a great dish for any occasions especially for your visitors. Give your cooking some love and it will surely catch the attention of your family and your visitors.
Ginataang Isda Recipe
- 250 g tuna or mackerel
- 1 medium eggplant
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ cup vinegar
- 200 ml coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- Heat a pan or wok in medium fire.
- Pour some cooking oil.
- Sauté the garlic and onion.
- Add the fish and black pepper.
- Put the salt.
- Pour the vinegar and avoid stirring for 2-3 minutes.
- Add some water and simmer for 1 minute.
- Add the eggplant and cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Put the coconut milk and cook for another 2-3 minutes.