Pinangat na Hito

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Pinangat na isda, also called pangat na isda, is a Filipino dish from Southern Luzon consisting of fish and tomatoes stewed in a broth soured with fruits like calamansi, bilimbi, tamarind, or santol. It can also be used to cook shrimp. It is similar to sinigang, but it is not as tart.

On this pinangat recipe, we will use Hito or catfish. Follow the recipe guide below and lets get cooking.

Pinangat na Hito Recipe


  • 1 kilo of fresh fish (e.g. hito or dalag)
  • 2 tbsps. of salt
  • 6 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium-size onion, quartered
  • 1/2 kilo tamarind, boiled then mashed to get pulp 

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Gut the fish. Rub with salt, rinse then allow to dry. 
  2. Slice each fish into tow pieces; set aside. 
  3. In a pot, pour in water, add the onion, tomatoes and then the fish. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes until the fish is cooked. 
  4. Add the tamarind sour mash. Cook for 2 more minutes before serving. 
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Pinangat na Hito


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