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Paksiw na Isda Recipe

Paksiw na Isda (Fish in Vinegar Sauce) recipe is a Filipino dish where fish is simmered in vinegar, ginger, salt and other condiments.

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Paksiw na Isda Ingredients:

1 /2 kilo fish of choice (milk fish, white fish fillet, sapatero, etc.)
1 bitter melon (ampalaya); quartered
1 eggplant; quartered
3 long green pepper (siling haba)
1 ginger root; crushed
1 head garlic; crushed
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup water
Fish sauce

Paksiw na Isda Cooking Instructions:

Soak the ampalaya in salted water to remove the bitter taste. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Arrange fish in a skillet. Top with ginger, garlic, and siling haba. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Add water, cover, and simmer until the fish is cooked. Add ampalaya, and eggplant.  Season with fish sauce according to taste.  Cook until the vegetables are done.

Cooking Tip:

Best if keep refrigerated for several hours, then reheat before serving.

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Comments (20)

taqlagang masarap! also, u can add slices of tomato at siling labuyo. anyway, its really delicious! masarap talaga!
#20 - josephine galehhr - 09/28/2014 - 05:18
Sour Paksiw
Water and Vinegar easily mix. You did it right by adding water but if you add half cup of water, remove half cup of mix water and vinegar as well. Rather than wait for the sabaw to disappear by keep boiling the paksiw and it will be overcooked..It is a matter of trial and error or until the sourness of your paksiw is removed or according to your taste. .
#19 - Noel Delloro - 06/22/2013 - 10:50
Hi, I recently made paksiw na isda but I happen to put too much vinegar. I tried to fix it by adding water. But by then, the fish gets overcooked. What do I need to do to to lessen the sourness?
#18 - icarus - 06/10/2013 - 03:25
masarap talaga ang lutong pinoy.mas lalong pang sasarap pag pritohin knabukasan ang paksiw...try nyo...
#17 - mheg - 04/15/2012 - 05:52
paksiw na isda
Sa mga Kapampangan sabay-sabay lahat at nasa ibabaw ang isda, pag malapit ng maluto lagyan ng isang kutsarang mantika.
#16 - rolly diala - 03/18/2012 - 21:54
paksiw wtih garlic rice for breakfast... the best
#15 - - 03/06/2012 - 00:55
with dilis
paksiw na isda and pritong dilis na maliit OMG, w/ matching fried rice and soy sauce....
#14 - jon - 01/31/2012 - 01:53
ang paksiw ay di kailangan ng kamatis...but if you want you can put some...but really no kamatis sa paksiw, lol
#13 - Cecilia - 01/11/2012 - 17:43
talagang yummy lalo n kung ang ipapaksiw ay sapsap with some lugs of olive oil or virgin coconut oil and use it as a palaman in pandesal. . .
#12 - beng aspacio - 12/27/2011 - 06:38
filipino top seafood
omg.....gonna try this as soon look very yummy
#11 - flymyself - 12/05/2011 - 22:40
the recipe of fish
okey !!!! yeah butina lang nakita ko to may assignment na ako tnx!!!!!!!:-D:-:-):-):-):-P:-P:
#10 - ana oginal - 11/22/2011 - 02:46
pwede ring lagyan ng kamatis,.
#9 - julie - 11/20/2011 - 05:59
;-)i love the recipe.paksiw is one of my favorite.
#8 - licsi baluran - 11/04/2011 - 03:08
Miss RN
:-P too much vinegar po yata, bakit sob rang maasim...
#7 - Tey - 10/18/2011 - 09:53
:-)ang sarap nga........................... ang galing ang galing...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#6 - sarah - 09/24/2011 - 07:16
masarap din pg may
#5 - jocas - 09/16/2011 - 08:51
wow naman..................mas masarap kng sa ilalim yng gulay bilang sapin ng isda kc inaabsorb nya lahat yng ingredients...ang sa........a......rap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! god blessssssss
#4 - daisy ramos - 04/17/2011 - 03:41
batangenyo cguro kau kc ung recipe nyo lutong batangas
#3 - jen - 02/24/2011 - 21:16
dats yumm
miss dat kind of fish .paksiw is so nice, a typical filipino food .
#2 - mitchay - 01/28/2011 - 02:07
thank you! easy to follow.
#1 - gemma b. barnuevo - 11/21/2010 - 01:27
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