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Sinigang na Salmon
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5 from 4 votes

Sinigang na Salmon (Salmon Head in Sour Tamarind Soup)

Stay warm and healthy while you enjoy this nutritious Sinigang na Salmon, a Filipino sour soup with a good mix of fish and vegetables. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: salmon head recipe, sinigang na salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 liter water
  • 3 pieces tomatoes - cut into quarters
  • 1 medium onion - cut int quarter
  • 1 thumb ginger - cut into 4-5 slices
  • 1 medium white radish - cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 5 pieces yardlong beans - ends trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 piece Salmon head - gills removed, cleaned and cut into half
  • 1 medium eggplant - cut into 1-inch diagonal pieces
  • 5 pieces okra
  • 3 pieces green chili peppers
  • 1 packet Tamarind soup mix - for 1-liter pack
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 bunch water spinach (Kangkong) - hard part of the stalks trimmed


  • In a pot over high heat, bring 1 liter of water to boil. 
  • Add tomatoes, onion, ginger, yardlong beans, and white radish. Lower heat to medium and cover pot with lid. Simmer for 5 minutes or until white radish is just half cooked. 
  • Add the Salmon head, eggplant, okra, and green chili peppers. Pour in tamarind mix and fish sauce and gently stir to avoid breaking the fish into pieces.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked
  • Add the water spinach (Kangkong) and cook for a few seconds then turn off the heat.
  • Transfer content to a serving soup dish and serve with steamed rice.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg