Simple but yummy, if you want something soupy for a fish. Good to sip on a cold day. This recipe is well known to most Manilenyo, because other island in the Philippines has their own style of fish stew ( tinolang isda in Mindanao, Nilagpang in Visayas) God willing I will post those soon. For the mean time here is the pesang isda recipe.
Ingredients:1/2 kilo fish
1/4 kilo Chinese cabbage
3 glasses rice washing ( pinaghugasan ng bigas)
thumb size ginger ( strips)
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fish sauce ( patis)
1/2 teaspoon whole black pepper
salt to taste
3 cayenne chilli pepper ( siling haba)
Procedure:1. Saute ginger, garlic and onion
2. Put the fish sauce( patis) and fish and black pepper, simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add the rice washing and let it boil. Put salt to taste.
4. When the fish is already cooked. Put the Chinese cabbage and chili, simmer for 2 minutes.
5. Serve it hot and with rice.