Sinigang na Salmon Head sa Miso Recipe

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This native tamarind-sour soup is commonly cooked by traditional Filipino families. Enjoying the fresh salmon head and the sour-taste juicy-soup, may not be for everyone but it is worth a try.

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  • 1 kg Salmon head, chopped
  • 2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 pieces ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, sliced into strips
  • 3 tablespoons of miso paste
  • 4 pcs. siling haba (chili fingers)
  • 2 bunches of mustard leaves, washed and cut in half
  • Sinigang Mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste : fish sauce optional


  1. In a pot, saute garlic, onion and ginger until slightly browned and fragrant.
  2. Add in the tomatoes and cook until soft and mushy. Add in the miso and mix throughly.
  3. Mix in the Salmon Head and saute for a little bit.
  4. Add about 1 liter of hot water and let it boil.
  5. Add in the Sinigang Mix or fresh tamarind paste , whichever is available, stir and let it simmer.
  6. Add in the siling haba (chili fingers), salt or patis(fish saude) and just before serving add in the mustard leaves


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