Monday, February 18, 2013

Sinigang sa Bayabas

There are many variations of sinigang, and today I will be sharing my version of guava sinigang or sinigang sa bayabas, mmmmmm the aroma of this dish while you are stewing make your mouth water. Once you will eat this, it will make you want for more. Just like other sinigang ( sinigang sa sampalok, sinigang sa miso, sinigang sa kamatis, etc) this guava sinigang is truly delicious and 100 % original Filipino food. It's sad because milk fish ( bangus ) is not available here, that's the best fish that we can use for this. :) Try it!

1 regular size tilapia or any fish that you'd like to use
8 okra pods
6 pieces guava ( cut into wedges)
1 onion
1 bundle kangkong or any green leafy vegetables
3 yams or gabi ( cut into wedges)
3 pieces siling haba
salt to taste

1. Boil the guavas with 6 cups of water, continue to boil until very tender, then mash it with fork( leave some slices for serving later,) drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile , boil the yam with 2 cups of water and salt, when it is tender add the fish and simmer until cooked, then add the okra and simmer for 2 minutes, then add the green leaves and siling haba then simmer until done.
3. Pour in the drained guava soup and let simmer for few minutes allowing all the flavors of the ingredients to infuse. Add salt if necessary.
4. Serve when it is done.

You can add more vegetables for this recipe, like string beans and eggplants, and you can squeeze some calamansi to enhance the sour taste.

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