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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Kusidong Isda

"Kusido" is a regional dish very much enjoyed by Bicolanos in the Philippines. It is a soup based dish with vegetables and fish as main ingredients. Almost any variant of fish can be used.But the most popular are Malasugui (Black or White marlin), Maya-Maya (Red Snapper), Betilla (White snapper), Lapu-Lapu (Grouper), Tanguige (Spanish Mackerel).
In this recipe, i used Betilla Fish. This is very easy to prepare.


Ingredients:
1 Betilla fish (White Snapper) or any fish of  your choice
1 bunch mustasa (mustard greens)
2 pcs eggplant (cut diagonal about 1 inch thick)
3 med. tomatoes ( diced)
2 cloves garlic
1 onion
ginger (thumbsized) - peeled and sliced thinly
1/8 cup calamansi juice
2 siling haba (finger chilis)
oil
fish sauce
5 cups water

How to prepare:
> Clean the fish and remove its scale. You may cut the fish to your desired size, or just leave it whole. Drain. Set aside.
> In a saucepan, saute ginger, onions, garlic and tomatoes in oil over medium heat. Then add water. Boil.
   Add the fish, fish sauce (to taste), calamansi juice, eggplant and siling haba. Cover for 2-3 mins.
   Then add the  mustasa. Simmer for 2 mins. Serve! This is good for 5 servings.

Tips:
>To prevent eggplant from darkening when sliced, soak it in cold water. Let it sit , then drain when ready   to use.
>You may use camote tops(sweet potato leaves) or kangkong(water spinach) instead of the mustard greens.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

humm sarap...LYN

Jhen Viernes said...

my favorite

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