Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Recipe

Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Recipe


  • 1 milk fish (bangus); fried or grilled
  • 1 cup string beans; cut into 2″ long
  • 6 pieces okra
  • 1 cup squash; cut in cubes
  • 1 big ampalaya; cut in 2” rectangular lengths
  • 1 onion; sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes; sliced
  • 1 cup jute leaves (saluyot)
  • 1 root ginger; crushed
  • Bagoong isda
  • 3 cups water

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a casserole, bring water to boil. Add onion, ginger, and tomatoes. Let stand for 3 minutes.  Season  with bagoong and continue boiling for 5 minutes.  Remove the scum that rises on top of the liquid and then drop the milkfish.  Simmer for 5 minutes, then add vegetables. Cook until vegetables are doneAdjust seasoning according to taste.
  2. Serve hot!

Cooking Tip:

  1. You can use other kind of fish like tilapia or shellfish.
  2. You can also use or add other vegetables like sweet potato andmalunggay fruits.