Filipino Recipe: Sarciadong Isda
Philippines has a glut of freshwater fish that Filipinos tend to invent new fish recipes so they don’t surfeit on it. They make sinugno, tinapa, or inun-unan, all having very different taste you wouldn’t even realize you have been eating the same kind of fish for a week.
Regardless, every fish recipe tastes just as good as the rest. Here’s another Pinoy recipe that’s packed with flavors and nutrients—the sarciadong isda.
How to Prepare Sarciadong Isda
Sarciadong isda is yet another fish cuisine that derives its name from the Tagalog word sarsa, meaning sauce. Essentially, it’s a fried-fish recipe that’s garnished with sauce.
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It’s an authentic Filipino recipe that’s super easy and affordable to make. If you have some fish, tomatoes, eggs, and condiments at home, you are all set to create this delicious dish for the family.
Here’s a list of the ingredients you will need:
- 1 kilo of fish (any kind you like)
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 tomatoes, chopped
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
- black pepper and salt
- scallions, chopped (optional)
- First, rub black pepper and salt all over the fish. Grab a pan and fry the fishes. Once done, set them aside.
- Use the same frying pan to sauté the onions and garlic cloves together. When the onion turns translucent and garlic is light brown, add the tomatoes until they have a soft texture.
- Next, pour the 4 cups of water into the pan and season it with pepper, salt, and soy sauce. Grab a teaspoon and taste the recipe as you add the seasoning until its taste satisfies you. Bring the recipe to boil.
- Add the beaten eggs and simmer the recipe until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Also make sure to stir the recipe to evenly distribute the eggs when they thicken. Maintain a low heat as you do this.
- Lastly, add the fried fishes into the recipe. Simmer it for another 5 minutes.
- Place the fish on a serving dish and pour the sauce on top. You can also relish it with chopped scallions or spring onions.
Filipino foods are delicious; they are also very simple and affordable, just like this sarciadong isda. It’s a great recipe for midday meals, especially if you pair it fresh hot rice.