This hearty Salmon head stew is a flavor-packed! It’s a warm, hearty, delicious dish that pretty much everyone loves. Enjoy this salmon in sour-soup that you can make under 30 minutes!
I love every bit of this dish, and if you’re a fish lover you’ll enjoy it too. The warm soup is just comforting and the fish so tasty. Not to mention all the vegetables added to make it healthy.
Why Salmon Fish Head?
The idea of eating fish heads might turn off some but it’s something that you should try. Especially with salmon where the head is fatty and full of extra-tender meat. Fishbones, brains, cartilage, and fat are nutritious, containing extra-high levels of vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, and calcium. Most people miss out on the joy of eating fish heads and their benefits. Not only is it flavorful but also really cheap since they’re considered as scrap.
How to make Sinigang Na Salmon Sa Miso
You will need two salmon heads for this recipe with gills removed and cut in half. The more traditional approach of cooking this dish is deriving their sourness from native ingredients such as tamarind or santol. But because the process of cooking with these native ingredients is time-consuming and a bit challenging we replace it with store-bought sinigang mix.
In a big pot, saute garlic, onion, ginger, and tomatoes in cooking oil. Mash the tomatoes and throw in the green beans and let it sit until half-cooked. Add the salmon heads and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in 3 cups of water or more if needed then add two packs of sinigang mix.
I used two different kinds of sinigang mix, one is the original the other is miso flavored. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer over low to medium heat. Once the green beans are tender, Throw-in the green chillis and cover again to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve with steaming rice!
Tips for Sinigang Na Salmon Sa Miso
- If you do not fancy salmon’s head, you can also use salmon fillet.
- You can also add mustard leaves, just add it last since it cooks quicker than the other ingredients.
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Sinigang Na Salmon sa Miso
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 medium onion cut into wedges
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 thumb-sized ginger sliced
- 1 medium tomato sliced
- 1 cup green beans cut into 2-inch strips
- 2 pcs green chili
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 packet sinigang mix sa miso
- 1 packet sinigang mix original
- 2 pcs salmon heads cut into two, gills removed and cleaned
- 3 cups water
- You can ask the fishmonger to clean and cut the salmon heads for you. If not, remove the gills then cut in half and wash in running water. Set aside
- Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent then saute garlic and ginger until fragrant.
- Add tomatoes and cook until tender. Mash the tomatoes then add green beans and saute for 3 minutes or until half-cooked.
- Throw in the salmon heads and cook all sides for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour water and sinigang mix then cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and add green chili. Simmer until green beans are tender.
- Taste and season with salt if needed. Bon Appetit!