Fish Pochero Recipe

This meaty dish just turned fishy!

IMAGE Mira Angeles

This dish still has the flavors and ingredients you look for in a classic pochero recipe made with pork but made lighter using fish instead. 

What is a pochero recipe? 

The pocherong Tagalog normally contains potatoes to make it into a heartier meal but it's the other ingredients that gives it a different taste. The saging na saba, in particular, gives the entire dish a sweetness it would not normally have. The cabbage is also added in to give it that fresh flavor that only leafy greens have. For the sauce, tomatoes or tomato sauce give the pochero sauce a delicious tang.

For this recipe, the substitutions take little away from the dish but instead, gives it a lighter taste with the fish instead of pork. It also swaps the cabbage with pechay which is a common pairing with fish. It's still part of the cabbage family but delivers a different texture and look to the dish. 

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To make this fish dish extra delicious, the fish is fried first to stimulate and develop the golden brown flavors that frying creates in fish. This infuses the dish with its unique fried fish flavor. 

With all that going for it, you should give this fish version of the pochero a chance! Try it today. 

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Prep Time
30 mins 
Cooking Time
45 mins 
Ready In
1 hr 15 mins 
Yield
4
Cuisine
Filipino
Cooking Method
fry and stew

Fish Pochero Ingredients

How to cook Fish Pochero

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