|Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya at Talong|
Milkfish Stew with Bitter Melon and Eggplant
We are lucky that our son prefer to eat fish more than any kind of meat such as chicken, beef or pork. And so I try to prepare or to cook fish in many different ways so he won't get bored eating it. He also tend to eat lots of vegetables when eating fish rather than when he eats any kind of meat.
And Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya at Talong or Milk Fish stew with Bitter Melon and Eggplant is one of his favorite.
When I cook Paksiw na Bangus, I use the middle part or belly part of the fish only( luckily they have this cut and ready to buy in our local asian store) because Bangus or Milk fish tend to have lots of bones so I make sure to use boneless or the belly part only so I won't worry that he'll end up eating some bones.
Also when I cook the Paksiw na Bangus or Milk fish stew, I add Bitter Melon for it contains lots of vitamin nutrients and I add some eggplants also for it contains lots of fibers and anti oxidant. And to my surprise our son eats Bitter Melon and Eggplant with much "gusto". Below is the recipe for the Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya at Talong.
Bangus or Milk fish - clean and cut into desired size. ( I only use the belly part of the Bangus or I use the boneless Bangus when I cook it )
Ginger peeled and sliced
salt and pepper
water optional if you want more soup or broth and don't want it too sour.
Procedure: Put your Bangus or Milk fish in a pot and add all ingredients. I tend to add some water enough to cover it all because my son loves the broth or soup and I don't want it to be too sour for him. Cook till done and prepare it with some steamed brown or white rice. Serve hot with some soy sauce with calamansi or lemon optional. Enjoy!