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Fish tinola is a Filipino dish cooked in a tasty broth. 😃
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Fish Tinola Description
Fish tinola is known for its light and refreshing taste. Some variations of the dish may also include vegetables such as papaya, sayote, malunggay or moringa leaves.
This is a simple and healthy dish that is often enjoyed as comfort food in the Philippines. It is a favorite of many Filipinos. 👍
It is typically eaten as a part of a larger meal comprised of other dishes. However, it can also be served as a separate dish.
This Filipino dish has the perfect combination of ingredients to create a delightful flavor that can easily be enjoyed by anyone. ❤️
Fish Tinola Ingredients
1 lb fish (such as milkfish or tilapia)
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1-2 chili pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons fish sauce (or salt, to taste)
6 cups of water or chicken broth
2 cups of spinach or other leafy greens
In a pot, sauté ginger, garlic, and onion until fragrant.
Add tomatoes and chili pepper (if using) and continue sautéing until the tomatoes are soft.
Pour in water or chicken broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Add fish sauce (or salt) to taste.
Carefully place the fish in the pot, spooning the sauce over the fish.
Cover the pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.
Add the spinach or other leafy greens and cook until wilted.
Serve the fish tinola hot with rice.
You can also add some sliced papaya or green papaya to make it more delicious. 😊
Best Fish For Tinolang Isda
The best fish for tinolang isda (fish tinola) varies depending on personal preference, but some commonly used fish for this dish include:
Milkfish or bangus is the most traditional fish used for tinola. Milkfish has a delicate, mild flavor and a firm texture.
Tilapia is another popular choice for tinola. It is a freshwater fish that is widely available and has a mild, sweet flavor.
Catfish or hito is another popular fish used for tinola. It has a strong, distinct flavor and a firm texture.
Grouper, also known as lapu lapu, is a great fish for tinola because it has a delicate, sweet flavor and a firm texture.
Sea Bass is a great fish for tinola because it has a delicate, sweet flavor and a firm texture.
Ultimately, the best fish for tinola is one that you like the taste of. The above list is not exhaustive, you can use any other fish that you like as well. 😊😊😊
How do you cook tinola? Feel free to share your recipe with us. We would love to hear from you.