Inun unan is a Filipino fish recipe that involves fish and vinegar along with some vegetables and spices. This inun-unan recipe is easy to follow because the steps are simple and easy. The result is a great tasting fish that you will enjoy with warm white rice.
Inun unan is similar to paksiw in many ways – I think that this is the Visayan version of the paksiw na isda. I liked the idea of having ampalaya and eggplant incorporated in the dish because I had fun eating the vegetables especially ampalaya – it was not bitter at all. The fish is very flavorful too.I always like it dipped in spicy fish sauce (patis).
I used tulingan (bullet tuna) for this inun unan recipe, but you can also use other varieties of fish. Bangus and tilapia will make a good inun-unan, so does tuna and butterfish.
Try this Inun-unan Recipe. Enjoy!
- 2 lbs. fish (tulingan), cleaned and innards removed
- 1 medium ampalaya (bitter gourd), cored and sliced
- 1 medium Chinese eggplant, sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 thumb ginger, sliced
- 5 pieces long green chili or Serrano pepper
- ½ cup cane or white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
- Arrange the onion, fish, ginger, whole peppercorn, water, and vinegar in a cooking pot. Cover the pot and turn the heat on. Let the liquid boil.
- Once the liquid starts to boil, adjust the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Add the eggplant, bitter gourd, and chili (or pepper). Cover the pot and continue to cook until the water completely evaporates.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
- Share and enjoy!