“Nilingta nga Ikan” is a traditional Filipino dish known for its delicious blend of flavors. It typically consists of fish cooked in a sour broth made from tamarind or other souring agents. Here’s a simplified recipe for Nilingta nga Ikan along with some estimated nutrition facts.
Please note that the nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used.
Ingredients for Nilingta nga Ikan Recipe:
- 500g fish fillets (such as mackerel, snapper, or any firm white fish), cut into serving pieces
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 pieces green chili peppers (siling haba), sliced (adjust to taste)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3-4 cups water
- 1 packet (about 20g) tamarind mix or equivalent tamarind pulp (dissolved in water)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: Fish sauce (patis) for additional flavor
Instructions for Nilingta nga Ikan Recipe:
- Heat the cooking oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes until the tomatoes are softened.
- Add the fish fillets and sauté for a few minutes until they start to turn opaque.
- Pour in the tamarind mixture and water. Add the green chili peppers.
- Season with salt, pepper, and fish sauce if using. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
- Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the flavors have melded.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more water if the broth is too sour for your liking.
- Once the fish is cooked and the flavors are well combined, the Nilingta nga Ikan is ready to be served.
Nutrition Facts (Approximate, per serving):
Please keep in mind that these nutritional values are estimates and can vary based on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used.
- Calories: 250-300 kcal
- Protein: 25-30g
- Carbohydrates: 10-15g
- Fat: 10-15g
- Fiber: 2-3g
- Vitamin C: 20-30% DV
- Vitamin A: 10-15% DV
- Calcium: 10-15% DV
- Iron: 10-15% DV
This recipe is a basic version of Nilingta nga Ikan. Feel free to customize it by adding other vegetables like okra or eggplant, or by adjusting the level of spiciness and sourness to your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious Filipino dish!