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How to Cook Adobong Hito (Stewed Catfish)

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Manny


  • 3 medium sized hito catfish
  • 1 small head garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup yellow ginger juice
  • 3/4 cup native vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pork lard
  • salt and pepper to taste


    How to cook Adobong Hito

    • In the market, have the head and gills of the fish removed.
    • Also remove the internal organs of the fish and wash it well.
    • Let stand in vinegar for 30 minutes, drain and rub with coarse salt till slimy coating is removed.
    • Rinse in vinegar again then wash fish in water.
    • In a bowl marinate the fish in garlic, ginger juice and enough vinegar to cover.
    • Let stand for an hour. Drain and reserve marinade.
    • Heat pork lard and fry fish until crisp. Remove fish from pan and put out excess lard.
    • Pour in the marinade and bring to a boil, simmer uncovered till the vinegar evaporates.
    • Add hito and continue cooking till oil is clear.