Sinigang

Sinigang is a Philippine soup that is considered to be one of the most indigenous dishes in the present Filipino cuisine. Its characteristic flavor comes from the tamarind which gives it its sour taste that not only lingers in the soup part but is also infused into the meat.

Sinigang is basically composed of a meat (e.g. pork, fish, shrimp, beef, chicken), tamarind, green chili, tomato and onion. Vegetables such as okra, kangkong, taro, radish, string beans and eggplant may also be added.

Through time, the typical Sinigang has evolved and produced different varieties in which ingredients to make it sour other than tamarind, such as guava, raw mango, and calamansi, are used.

Pork Sinigang

Sinigang-na-baboy


Other Sinigang Varieties
Sinigang Variety


Pork Sinigang Recipe

Pork Sinigang Ingredients:
* 3/4 kilo Pork, cut into chunks
* 3 tomatoes, sliced
* 2 onions, diced
* 5 cloves of garlic, minced
* 100 grams kangkong (river spinach)
* 100 grams string beans
* 2 pieces horse radishes, sliced
* 3 pieces gabi (taro), pealed
* 2 pieces siling pangsigang (green finger pepper) -optional
* 200 grams tamarind
* 3 tablespoons fish sauce
* 1 liter of rice wash or water

Pork Sinigang Cooking Instructions:
* Boil tamarind in water until the shell shows cracks. Let cool then peal off the shells and with a strainer, pour samplalok (including water) into a bowl. Gently massage the sampalok meat off the seeds, strain again.
* In a pot, sauté garlic and onion then add the tomatoes. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
* Add pork and fish sauce then add the rice wash. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes then add the gabi. Continue to simmer for another 15 minutes or until the pork is tender.
* Add the horse radish and simmer for 10 minutes then add the string beans, kangkong and sili. Let boil for 2 minutes.
* Serve piping hot.

Variation:
* Instead of sampalok fruit (tamarind), you can substitute it with any commercial souring seasoning like Knorr Sampalok Seasoning or tamarind bouillon cubes for this pork sinigang recipe.
* You can also try using shrimp, fish, chicken or beef in place of pork.

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