Salmon Belly Sinigang Recipe

Switch up your favorite sinigang recipe and throw in some soft salmon belly into the mix!

This seafood sinigang recipe is a must-try, especially if you love salmon. That’s because this recipe takes your usual sinigang na hipon recipe and swaps out the shrimp for salmon. But that’s not all that’s different with this sinigang recipe. 

How do you make salmon belly sinigang

Since we’re cooking salmon belly in a broth, the chances of the sinigang becoming too oily from the salmon are high. That’s because the salmon is a naturally oily fish. It’s loaded with Omega 3 fats and while that’s a great quality, it can also leach into the soup, making it too fishy to sip. 

This is where the changes to your typical sinigang are made. To help combat the fishy flavor that may be overpowering in a typical salmon sinigang, some garlic and ginger are added to the soup to minimize this. It’s the same thing you do when making any soup that has seafood.   

With this little tweak to this soupy recipe, this salmon belly simmered slowly in sinigang turns into soft, melt-in-your-mouth bites. 

Salmon Belly Sinigang Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Switch up your favorite sinigang recipe and throw in some soft salmon belly into the mix!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3-4


Salmon Belly Sinigang Ingredients

  • 500 Grams salmon use belly
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger julienned
  • 1/3 Cup red onion sliced into wedges
  • 3 Small tomatoes sliced into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
  • 1 liter water
  • 1/2 Cup gabi (taro root) peeled
  • 2 pieces finger chilies (siling pangsigang)
  • 1 20-gram pack sinigang mix
  • 1/2 Cup radish (labanos) sliced
  • 1 bunch okra trimmed
  • 1 cip string beans (sitaw) sliced
  • 1/2 Cup eggplant sliced
  • 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach) leaves leaves only
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and sauté garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and fish sauce.
  • Add water and gabi and allow to simmer for 6-8 minutes. Add green chilies and salmon belly. More water may be added, if necessary, then bring to a boil. Add sinigang mix and radish and mix well.
  • Bring back to a boil, then add okra, sitaw, and eggplant. Simmer further for about 3 minutes, and once salmon is cooked, add kangkong and cover the pot and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. Season to taste and serve while hot.
Keyword fish sinigang recipe, tamarind soup, Fish Soup
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