Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth



I'm cooking pomfret in sour broth. Normally, I would simply call this dish sinaing na pomfret; but for the purpose of this article, I'll settle with "sour broth".


To those who are not familiar with pomfret fish, you may be familiar with its other name, the butter fish.

Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth


This pomfret dish is an adaptation of our sinaing method of cooking in the Philippines. I'm using dried bilimbi fruits and fresh tomatoes to make the broth. 

Here's what you need:

Ingredients in cooking pomfret in sour broth:
- pomfret
- garlic, crushed
- tomatoes, cut in 4 halves
- dried bilimbi, washed
- ginger, crushed

Ginger is important for this dish to remove Pomfret's stench. This fish has a very strong odor (It's not awful; it's just fish-y). It's normal for most fish. Ginger puts off this smell so you can enjoy your dish more.

- salt
- water

Let's start cooking pomfret in sour broth.
1. Put garlic, tomatoes, bilimbi and ginger in a pan.
2. Add water and salt.
3. Put to a boil.

Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth



4. When your base is ready, add the fish.

Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth

Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth




5. Add bilimbi and/or tomatoes, as deemed necessary.

Cooking Pomfret in Sour Broth


7. Put the stove to low-medium. Pomfret cooks very fast under heat.
8. You can turn over the pomfret to the other side after some 5 minutes.
9. When the fish is cooked, let the dish simmer.
10. Serve with hot rice.

Another way of cooking sour broth fish is to add the fish together with the other ingredients. That can be done here too. However, I reserved the fish for last to avoid over-cooking the meats of this fish. Either way, these two work.


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20 comments:

  1. I sure wish I had even an inch of talent to cook but you give the cooking instructions very clear and simple and maybe in the future I would be able to hit the kitchen for a change. =>

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  2. The pomfret in sour broth sure taste good.

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  3. ...and it's now ready to serve. :)

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  4. I like simple food like this, the simpler the healthier as you don't have to put much seasoning! Btw, you can alternate sapsap with pomfret no?

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  5. that's a yummy recipe!! let eat!! all! xx

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  6. I love sinaing na isda. Ano yung bilimbi?

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  7. I only like pomfret fried... With sweet chilli sauce...

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  8. I love the way you cook it if I was the one will cook it I think I'll just fry it lol

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  9. I just love this simple dish "sinaing na pampano sa kamyas". You can add "talong" as well.

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  10. I'd like to try this. It's so simple. Any other kind of fish I can use also? Thanks! =)

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  11. Nice recipe, I'll try to cook this. :D

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  12. Looks good. Taste's even better! Nice.!

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  13. cool.. looks so easy to cook.. hehe

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  14. Going to try this out!

    I'm reducing my meat intake and eating more fish in the process.

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  15. I like this fish ,paksiw or fried .What is bilimbi? is it kamias?

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  16. WOW sarap!
    I want to cook PAKSIW, too
    and make this recipe but my family
    is not afan so, maybe... I will eat
    by myself. :(

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  17. I wish I had the talent for a food blog...but wala eh...but I can cook egg in many ways :)

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  18. Looks like sapsap but it is called Pampano apahan.

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