RECIPE Anyone else feeling rotten? 🙋
Give this 🇵🇭 Sinigang soup a go 👇 My Mum used to make this Filipino classic with beef or chicken and I often have it veggie style with shitake mushrooms or this time with wild salmon. Adapt however you like and hope we all feel better soon! 💞
✔️RECIPE: Sinigang soup
INGREDIENTS, serves 4
500g wild salmon, chopped into large chunks / 500g mushrooms like shiitake
1.2 litres water, quality veg/ fish/chicken stock or bone broth
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 large onion, finely sliced
4 fat garlic cloves, finely diced
5cm piece of fresh root ginger, thinly sliced
300g cherry tomatoes, halved
2-3 tbsp tamarind paste (to taste)
1-2 tbsp fish sauce (or to taste) / tamari if you're veggie
300g green beans, tops trimmed & halved
1 medium aubergine in bite sized pieces or use sweet potato or carrots
300g pak choi, leaves & stalks roughly chopped or cabbage
500g spinach or other leafy greens
Sea salt & a big pinch of black or white pepper
Chilli flakes (optional) or a whole chilli simmered in the broth
To serve (all optional)
Finely sliced fresh pink radish or daikon
Cooked quinoa, soba noodles or brown rice
Fresh herbs eg coriander or some chives .
HOW TO ✔️In a large saucepan, fry the onions in the oil for 4 minutes until you’ve chopped the garlic and ginger then add them too. If you’re lacking energy, use a processor to chop your onions, garlic and ginger then fry everything up together
✔️Add the aubergines, tomatoes, green beans, tamarind paste, fish sauce, salt & pepper then add the broth, bring to a strong simmer then turn down to a medium simmer for 5 minutes.
✔️Add the salmon and greens (not the spinach) and simmer for 5 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and taste for seasoning, adding more tamarind paste for a sourer flavour, if you like. Remember, fish sauce is salty and brands vary in strength so taste as you go.
✔️Stir through the spinach for a final minute then take off the heat and serve up each bowl. I like to add a big scoop of cooked quinoa to my bowl then top with my sinigang and some chilli flakes and crunchy radish.