Tinowang Isda

Tinowang Isda
Tinowang Isda is the Visayan way of cooking fish with soup. Actually tinowa is the tinola in tagalog it just that the Cebuanos pronounce it that way. What ever it is these dish is really good, cooking is so simple the fish is boiled with ginger, onions, tomatoes and spring onions, season with salt. And you could add leafy vegetables, like malungay or kamote tops.

You could also choose any fish you like, but on this post I have chosen pomfret fish and kamote tops for the vegetables.


1 k. pampano (1/4 k. a piece)
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
1 medium size onions, quartered
1 medium size tomato, quartered
2 stalks lemongrass
1 bundle kamote tops
1 bundle spring onions

Cooking procedure:

Remove gills and innards of the pampano. Wash fish and slit diagonally across the middle. In a pot bring to a boil 1 1/2 liter of water, add in tanglad, ginger, onion and tomato, simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in fish and continue to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste Add in vegetables and spring onions cook, for another 3 to 5 minutes or until fish and vegetables are just cooked. Serve hot.

See other Fish Tinowa and Sinabawan recipes; 

Seafood Tinowa with Malungay 
Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay 
Seafood Tinowa, Towang Danggit, Shrimps and Clams 
Tinowang Dulong, Sinigang na Dulong 
Tinowang Buntot ng Malasugi 
Tinowang Tanguige 
Sinabawan Ulo ng Maya Maya 
Malaga ken Marungay, Samaral at Malungay 
Sinabawan na Isda, Sinabawan na Tanguigue 


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