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Pesang Dalag in glass serving bowl
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Pesang Dalag

Pesang Isda is a refreshing and filling fish soup in a ginger-flavored broth. It's a simple dish that's nutritious, delicious, and budget-friendly, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pesang isda
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo

Ingredients

  • 1 whole large dalag (mudfish), gutted, scaled, cleaned and cut into serving parts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • canola oil
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 bunch pechay, ends trimmed and leaves separated
  • 1 small napa cabbage, ends trimmed and leaves separated
  • 2 stalks green onions, ends trimmed and cut into 4-inch lengths

Instructions

  • Rinse fish under cold running water and drain well. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inch deep of oil. Carefully add fish and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • In a wide pot over medium heat, heat about 1/4 cup oil. Add potatoes and cook until lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Remove excess oil except for about 1 tablespoon. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened
  • Add fish sauce and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 seconds.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes. Lower heat and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until almost done.
  • Add fish and continue to cook for about 5 to 6 minutes or until fish is cooked through and potatoes are tender.
  • Add pechay and cabbage and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  • Add green onions and continue for about another 30 seconds.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 2259mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10158IU | Vitamin C: 171mg | Calcium: 473mg | Iron: 7mg