How To Cook The Best Ginataang Sapsap

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Best Ginataang Sapsap Recipe

Sapsap is a popular fish in the Philippines and it is loved by many for its creamy and unique taste.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Seafood Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 215kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1/2 kg Small Flat Fish (sapsap) big and cleaned
  • 4 pcs Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves
  • 1 thumb Ginger cut into strips
  • 2 pcs Red Onion medium and cut into strips
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed and minced
  • 2 pcs Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Heat oil in a pan, saute the onion until softened. Then, add the garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper. Mix.
  • Now, pour in the coconut milk and water. Stir until boil.
  • Then, add the vinegar, salt, and green chilies. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes, add the fish. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, add the spinach leaves and simmer again for the last 5 minutes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1119IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg
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