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Pangat na Sapsap Recipe
by ShaleeDP

Pangat na Sapsap

Butterfish (Sapsap) is a salt water fish that tastes so good when stewed in vinegar and tomatoes. A native dish that Filipinos enjoy eating any season of the year.

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Prep time: Philippines Filipino
Cook time: Servings: 1


  • 3 pcs. butterfish (about half a pound each), cleaned and gills removed
  • 1 knob ginger, sliced and pounded
  • 6 cloves garlic, skin removed
  • 1 pc. medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 pieces green chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • a pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cooking oil


  1. Rub the cleaned fish with salt. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, arrange fish and put all the ingredients on top except for the cooking oil.
  3. Cover and let it simmer for about fifteen minutes in a low fire or until the vinegar sauce dries up.
  4. Pour the cooking oil and continue simmering for a minute. Remove from heat before the fish gets toasted.
  5. Serve the dish with steamed rice,