Ginisang Sardinas with Ampalaya (Sautéed Sardines with Bitter Melon)

Filipino Foood


1 large can sardines in tomato sauce
1 medium bitter melon (ampalaya), cored and sliced into thin pieces
1 medium red onion
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons toasted garlic (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped scallions (optional)
? teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fish sauce (patis)
3 tablespoons cooking oil


Heat oil in a cooking pot

Sauté garlic and onion until the garlic starts to turn light brown.

Add the sliced bitter melon. Continue to sauté for 2 minutes.

Pour the contents of the large can of sardines. Gently stir.

Add ground black pepper and fish sauce. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer to a serving plate. Top with chopped scallions and toasted garlic.

Serve. Share and enjoy!