Saturday, October 10, 2009

SINUGBA NA ISDA (GRILLED FISH)

This blog is a continuation of the SINUGBA NA LIEMPO Please check it out. As i mentioned, Sinugba na liempo and Sinugba na Isda comes hand in hand.

I used tilapia for this specific sinugba but you can use different kinds of fish of your choice. Snapper and trout are great for this dish as well. Although this is categorized as grilling, the process is technically steaming the fish. The tilapia is wrapped w/ banana leaves and then grilled, so the banana leaves gets grilled and charred w/c imparts a distinct flavor and aroma to the steaming fish.


Ingredients:

Whole fish (cleaned, scaled and gutted)
1 pack banana leaves ( available at Asian stores)
tomatoes (sliced)
green onions (cut into 1" length )
garlic (minced)
lemon grass (fresh is better- cut into 1" length)
ginger (sliced thinly)
S&P

***i didn't put exact measurements, the quantity will all depend on the size of your fish and how many will you be grilling.



1. Mix all the veggies and spices, then stuff some into the fish cavity.

2. Lay the stuffed fish in the middle of the banana leaves putting some of the veggie, spice mixture under the fish and on top of the fish.

3. Wrap the fish sealing ends w/ toothpick.

4. Grill until banana leaves are charred approximately about 30 minutes.


SERVE W/ THE SINUGBA NA LIEMPO, STEAMED RICE. I LOVE MINE W/ SPICY VINEGAR.

Lay fish in the middle of the banana leaves.




Secure edges w/ tooth pick

Grill (i grilled this fish for 35 minutes)

Unwrap gingerly, and enjoy the aroma as you unwrap!


ENJOY!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. yummy! I want to go back to Pinas soon and eat sinugba at the beath!

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  2. Hi, vmmp! Thank you for visiting and for leaving me a comment. I know..nakakamiss! Nothing better than having the authentic sinugba. But this is the second best since we are far from Pinas! Mabuhay!

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  3. I tried it and its the best ....

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  4. Me and my bf are planning to try out this recipe for our lunch tom.,this idea is simple enough for an amateur cook like me who is opt to impress somebody special. Looking forward to a fun and yummy lunch:) Thanks for posting this recipe:)

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  5. Hi, you're welcome. I'm sure your BF will love this and will love you even more for making him this ;) Thanks for the visit and leaving me this comment.

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