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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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  • 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,
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 346g
Calories 270  
Calories from Fat 114 42%
Total Fat 12.72g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.64g 15%
Trans Fat 0.12g  
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 2429mg 101%
Potassium 837mg 24%
Total Carbs 15.54g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 6.09g 4%
Protein 19.5g 31%


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