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Fish Poached in Vinegar and Ginger (Paksiw Na isda) Recipe

Fish Poached in Vinegar and Ginger (Paksiw Na isda) Recipe

Fish Poached in Vinegar and Ginger (Paksiw Na isda) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 2 in (5 cm) fresh ginger, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked
    • 11/3 cups (325 ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Filipino vinegar (suka) or apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (patis) or 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 finger-length green chilies (siling mahaba)
    • 1 whole fish, cleaned and scaled, or 4 fish fillets (about 1 lb/ 500 g total) (sea bass, red snapper or mullet)
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced, to garnish

Method :

    1. Bring the garlic, ginger, peppercorns, water and vinegar to a boil in a clay, enamel or non-reactive pot. Add the fish sauce and chilies, and simmer for 3 minutes.
    2. Add the fish and oil and simmer, covered, until the fish is cooked, about 10 minutes. Garnish with freshly sliced spring onions and serve immediately.

Serves 4     
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins