Go Beyond Pork And Shrimp With These Sinigang Recipes
This favorite soup dish can be made in many ways.
Sinigang is delicious. It's so delicious and well-loved that it was declared one of¬†the world's best vegetable soups. Anyone who loves the flavor of sampaloc in soup form will affirm that it's the combination of vegetables and meat¬†in the sour-savory soup that makes it irresistible.¬†
The most popular version of this well-loved¬†dish is¬†made with either pork or¬†shrimp. However, there are many ways to make this soup that doesn't use either. The resulting dishes are just as¬†delicious but in a different way. Here are some sinigang recipes that will make you rethink which of these versions is your new favorite:¬†
1 Salmon Belly Sinigang Recipe¬†
There are many cuts you can use from the salmon, including the head, a fillet, or a steak, but there is something truly unique about the salmon belly. This fatty cut is a super tender¬†and flavorful cut that creates a delicious sinigang.¬†
Want to add even more flavor to your salmon sinigang?¬†Swap the salmon belly for the head or another cut from the large fish or you can add miso to the soup for even more umami flavor with every sip.¬†
2 Vegetable Sinigang Recipe
If you want a¬†true vegetable dish with the sinigang soup, all you have to do is leave out the pork, shrimp, and any other meat.¬†Feel free to use the sinigang sa sampaloc¬†mix that you most love the flavor of to make the soup. The veggies make this a hearty¬†but healthy recipe that satisfies your love for the flavor of the sinigang without the meaty chunks that make this into an entree instead of a side dish.¬†
3 Sinigang na Baka Recipe¬†
You may not want to use pork and shrimp but if you're craving meaty flavor in your¬†sinigang, try using beef instead. This similarly meaty version of the sinigang na baboy is¬†just as hearty¬†but¬†using a different cut of meat. It's a simple switch that¬†yields a dish that you'll¬†be glad you know works deliciously well, too.¬†
4 Tuna Sinigang Recipe
One of the advantages of living in an island country is the¬†variety of seafood that's available on a daily basis. If tuna is the catch of the day, use that instead of the usual pork or shrimp¬†when you cook your sinigang. Use meaty¬†tuna chunks or for more flavor, use the panga ng tuna. Just remember to ask your fish vendor to cut it up into serving pieces so it's easy to¬†ladle into your soup bowls.¬†
5 Sinigang na Manok Recipe¬†
Carnivores will be delighted to know that they don't have to completely skip their meat if¬†pork isn't available for their¬†sinigang¬†dish. Instead of pork or even beef, they can try the affordable cuts from the chicken instead to make it into sinigang. This is still meaty¬†from the chicken and sour¬†from the sampaloc soup.¬†
6 Sinigang na Tilapia Recipe¬†
Salmon isn't the only fish you can use for sinigang! Use your favorite fish for this sinigang but we think the humble tilapia is a great and affordable option.¬†Choose the smaller tilapia and not the pla-pla. Save the bigger¬†pla-pla for your inihaw or even for¬†stuffing.¬†
7 Sinigang na Bangus Recipe¬†
Bangus¬†or the milkfish is a common fish¬†in the market. You can use this for many dishes and the sinigang is one of them. You can use the whole fish cut¬†up into¬†serving pieces, filleted and deboned slices, or just use the bangus belly.¬†
What is your favorite version of the sinigang?¬†
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