Easy Recipe: Paksiw na Bangus

March 27th, 2017

­Paksiw na Bangus

Paksiw na Bangus or Milkfish stewed in vinegar is one of my fondly remembered food that my mom cooks. She still cooks this till this day. This is a very simple dish to cook that is full of flavor. The vinegar in the dish acts as preservative, thus making it last till the next meal, if there are leftovers. This dish is perfect for summer, when the heat and the humidity spoils food easily.

Because it takes a lot of time to remove the milkfish bones when eating, I always use our favorite bangus back fillet which can be bought from the supermarket and which I have been using for our meals for the last six (or even more) years. You can use the whole milkfish or other local fish available.

http://platefuloffun.com Paksiw na Bangus

Ingredients:

* 1 pack bangus back fillet which has 6-7 pieces about six inches long, cut in half
* About half a cup of vinegar*
* Thumb size ginger, cut in slices
* 1 onion, sliced
* Half a head of a small local garlic, crushed
* Sliced ampalaya or bitter gourd
* Salt and ground pepper to taste.

Procedure:

1. Slice the ampalaya, onion and ginger.
2. Crush the garlic.
3. Put the vinegar in the pan (or pot) and then put the sliced fish.
4. Put the vegetables** on top of the fish. Put some on the bottom if so desired.
5. Season with a little salt and ground pepper.
6. Marinate for around 30 minutes or so. Or you can skip this part.
7. Cook in low heat for 10-15minutes.
8. Serve warm.

Notes:
*I do not really measure the vinegar that I use, this is just an approximate.
**You can add sliced eggplants and chili fingers.

 

Baked Garlicky Chicken

December 8th, 2016

  Baked Garlicky Chicken When one is pressed for time to make an easy to prep lunch or dinner, baked chicken is the way to go. For me, at least, this is the fastest way to fix dinner without the temptation to buy pizza or fried chicken on my way home and without peeling and cutting […] [ ... ]

Vegan Sweet and Sour Tofu

January 18th, 2016

  Sweet and Sour Tofu My children love sweet and sour sauce, whether with pork or fish. I tried making this sweet and sour tofu for dinner as a vegan entree and they were raving about it. They didn’t look for any meat and they even had second helpings. Ingredients: Tofu, 4-6 pieces, fried and cu [ ... ]

Cauliflower Popcorn

January 17th, 2016

  I saw a post on Facebook about baked cauliflower florets and I tried to make one for lunch today. I wasn’t able to remember what was done with that recipe so I made my own. The family loved it and one child even requested that I prepare it for packed lunch. Ingredients: 1 whole head […] [ ... ]

Slowcooked Beef and Potatoes

October 6th, 2015

  I have a weekend love affair with my slowcooker. During weekends when I am swamped with Saturday teaching load, I prepare meals to be cooked in the slowcooker which the family partakes during Saturday, Sunday and sometimes, leftovers are packed lunch for school on Monday mornings. I just add vegetab [ ... ]