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Salmon Sinigang

Sinigang literally translates to "stewed dish" in Tagalog, and this sour and tangy dish is a staple in Filipino households. This version features tender, melt-in-your-mouth salmon as the star protein, but it's also delicious to use shrimp or pork. Try this comforting, flavorful stew over a hot bed of rice!
20 Minutes
10 Ingredients
Spice Level

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Salmon Sinigang

Recipe for Salmon Sinigang


For 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb salmon filet
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 c water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 c grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 6-8 pieces okra
  • 2 c baby spinach
  • 1/2 c calamansi juice, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step by step

step 1

In a large pot with oil, fry salmon until just cooked through. Remove salmon and set aside. Optional: prior to cooking marinate salmon in calamansi juice for 20 minutes for a more tangy flavor.

step 2

In the same pot, fry onions until softened. Add in water, tamarind paste, fish sauce, tomatoes and okra. Bring to a boil and then simmer until vegetables are tender. Add additional water and tamarind paste if needed.

step 3

Add in the previously cooked salmon and the spinach. Turn off heat and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

step 4

Serve with a side of steamed rice and enjoy!