Paksiw na Isda

paksiw na isdaHow to make Paksiw na Isda:

Paksiw na Isda or Fish Cooked in Vinegar is a quick and easy seafood dish that is said to be one of the common everyday dishes prepared by Filipino families.

Bangus or Milkfish has been the regular fish variety for this dish (Paksiw na Bangus). However, due to availability, budget reasons, and personal preference, other fish varieties can be used.


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

1 cup vinegar

3/4 cup water

Fish sauce



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

2. Arrange fish in a skillet. Top with ginger, garlic, and siling haba.

3. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Add water, cover, and simmer until the fish is cooked.

4. Add ampalaya, and eggplant. Season with fish sauce according to taste. Cook until the vegetables are done.

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