Milkfish (Bangus) ala Bicol Express

Bicol express is a popular dish which originated in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It is a stew made from long chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion, meat and garlic. – wikipedia

For me, not only meat but also fish could be cooked into Bicol express style as long as it has the basic ingredients like coconut milk, pepper and shrimp paste. So the other day, I made this dish and my hubby said it was yummy.

500 gm milkfish belly, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. shrimp paste
5 pcs. long green peppers or jalapeno, cut into 1/2 inch diagonally
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
1 tbsp. fish sauce (optional)
2 tbsp. cooking oil

1. Heat oil in a pan, saute garlic and onion until tender.
2. Add shrimp paste and green peppers or jalapeno, stir and cook for few seconds.
3. Add milk fish, stir to mix well. Cook for 5 minutes or until done.
4. Add coconut milk, let it boil.Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with fish sauce and black pepper if desired.


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