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Recipe Feature: Pinakbet with Sarangani Bay Grilled Bangus Belly

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A few weeks ago, the generous people of Sarangani Bay sent me an icebox full of Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus goodies. the icebox had all of their all-time favorite bangus treats: marinated, smoked, and unseasoned.


I missed Daing na Bangus so much that the Marinated Baby Milkfish package was the first one I opened and cooked. Since I am still on a diet, I had it baked instead of fried. Then, I partnered it with boiled camote tops seasoned with calamansi juice and a little bagoong to taste. It was yum!


So tonight, while I was thinking about what to cook for dinner, I chanced upon the Pinakbet with Grilled Bangus Belly posted at the Kusina Sarangani Facebook page. I'm in luck because I still have a pack of Sarangani Bay Boneless Milkfish Belly! Solved na ang ulam tonight!


This recipe is easy-peasy and the ingredients are so affordable. You'll have it cooked in less than an hour.


Pinakbet with Grilled Bangus Belly

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack Sarangani Bay Boneless Bangus Belly
  • 2 tbsp patis
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cooking oil

  Pinakbet ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger, sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup bagoong isda or alamang
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups kalabasa, sliced
  • 1 cup sitao, cut into 3" lengths
  • 1 cup ampalaya, sliced
  • 1 cup talong, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup okra, sliced into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 tbsp patis

Procedure:

  1. Marinate bangus in patis, calamansi, and pepper for 30-40 minutes. Heat grill pan with cooking oil. Cook bangus skin side down first for 2 minutes over medium heat. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a saute pan. Fry onions until soft. Add ginger and garlic, cook until aromatic. Add tomatoes, cook until soft. Stir in bagoong, cook until well heated through and add water. Add in layers calabasa and sitao. Cook and cover for 2 minutes. Add talong, ampalaya, and okra. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add patis last and turn off heat.
  3. Ladle vegetables in a shallow platter. Place grilled bangus on top. Serve.
Makes 4-6 servings.


For more recipes, you can check out www.facebook.com/KusinaSarangani or www.saranganibay.com.ph.

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