Sisig is a famous dish here in the Philippines made from part of a pig's head and liver, which is usually seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers. Originating from the province of Pampanga, the term itself means "to snack on something sour". It is best served with rice.
Being a health-buff that I am (sort of), I love sisig. The dish itself packs on a lot of calories that I usually feel guilty after eating it. Which is why I was glad to have found out that sisig does not necessarily need to be made from pork. A perfect alternative for pork is tofu and tofu sisig is actually very easy to make. Here's how.
- Two packs of Chinese tofu
- 1 whole green or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 whole onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 whole big green chili, seeded and sliced
- 1 red chili pepper, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of calamansi juice
- 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
What to do:
- Cut the tofu into smaller cubes and deep fry them. Once they turn light brown, remove from heat and set aside.
- In a pan, saute the onions, garlic, green bell pepper and green chili. Add in the tofu and stir well.
- Add the calamansi juice, soy sauce and the red chili peppers.
- Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
- Turn off the heat but do not remove the pan. Add in the mayonnaise and stir well before serving.
See how quick and easy it is to make? Also, eating healthier food does not necessarily mean loading up on just greens and dishes that taste bland. With this recipe, you can have your fill of sisig without feeling any guilt.