It's nice when someone else does the cooking even for one day. My mom had decided to cook one of my favorite soups from the Phlippines with one of my favorite fishes. Bangus or as it is referred to here in the US, milkfish. It's not common to find here, but you can find them in many Asian markets. If you can't find it at all whole catfish would do. For the sour aspect of the soup, she had used a tamarind soup mix from the Mama Sita's Brand. If you can't find that either, you can use lemon juice or if you're lucky enough to find fresh tamarind. It's just to give it that little sour punch.
Sinigang na Isda (Sour soup with fish)
2 milkfish bellies or whole catfish cut into 4ths
1lbs mustard leaves
2 small daikon radish - peeled and sliced
3 Tbsp tamarind base soup (Mama Sita's)
or juice of 1 Lemon or tamarind paste
1 tomato - rough chopped
1 small chunk - ginger - rough slice
1 smal onion - sliced
1 12oz can chicken or vegetable tock
pepper to taste
In a pot combine the fish, tamarind/lemon juice, tomato, stock, onion. Season with a little pepper. Bring the mixture to a slight boil and until the fish it cooked. The add the daikon radish and let it cook. then finally add the mistart leaves. Let the whole soup simmer for a couple of minutes.
Serve it some warm rice or eat alone.