Filipino Sour Soup is a traditional and flavorful dish that has been enjoyed for generations, with origins dating back to the 16th century. This soup is typically made with a fish or seafood broth, and the most popular fish used is the tamarind fish. This fish is unique in that it is a type of catfish that is native to the Philippines, and it has a distinct sour flavor. The soup is then typically seasoned with patis (fish sauce), lemon or lime juice, and other herbs and spices.
This delicious soup is a great way to enjoy a variety of flavors in one dish, and is perfect for lunch or dinner. Here’s a simple and easy recipe to follow:
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
- 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice
- 4 cups of fish or seafood broth
- 1 pound of tamarind fish, cut into small pieces (we use Cod)
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped cilantro for garnish
- Heat the cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened.
- Add the patis and lemon or lime juice and stir.
- Add the fish or seafood broth and bring to a boil.
- Add the tamarind fish, carrot, bell pepper, and tomato.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot with a garnish of chopped cilantro.
This recipe is a great way to enjoy a delicious and flavorful Filipino Sour Soup. Common garnishes that can be used to top the soup include sliced chilies, chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, and lime wedges. Enjoy!
Looking for other great soups to try out for a delicious weekend meal? We absolutely love this hearty beef and barley stew recipe. For cold winter nights there is really nothing better than and flavorful and filling stew like this one. Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out for you.