Food for Lent: Fish Sausage

I had a hard time during looking for something to cook during the Lenten Season. I vowed not to eat meat so my only option was to cook fish and vegetables. Unfortunately, fresh fish is “rare” in the area where I stayed in Thailand. I was also a picky fish eater. I only eat the familiar fish like the bangus and tilapia.

Because of these constraints, my diet during the Lenten Season consisted of eggs, fish balls, Mama noodles and vegetables. One day, while I was in the grocery, I chanced upon this:

Mince fermented fish from Big C
Minced fermented fish from Big C.


I had second thoughts in buying the minced fermented fish because it was new to me. I didn't want to buy food that I might not like because I will just throw them away.

So, I walked around the grocery to check the fish balls, walked around to check the frozen fish and then checked the fish balls again. I decided in the end to buy the minced fermented fish because I was already satiated with the fish balls.

I called the minced fermented fish as fish sausage because it looked like a regular sausage. I was not sure if the fish meat is packed in pork intestine to prevent them from falling apart.

Two packs of minced fermented fish


I sliced the fish sausage then I fried them. It was very easy to cook. I finished cooking it after few minutes.

Fish sausages being fried


One piece of the fish sausage is enough for a cup or so of rice.

Fish sausage with rice


It tasted good enough that I bought another pack. The minced ferment fish doesn't taste good as the regular sausage but it is a fine alternative for the pork, beef and chicken meat during Lent.

18 comments:

  1. Fermented fish? Oooo...sure would love to try!!! Must be delicious!

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    1. It is delicious indeed but only for few pieces. I became satiated with it after the third pack.

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  2. ang laki naman nyang tingnan.

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  3. haha ako kahit ano lang kinakain ko nun unlike blue! strict sa no meat diet

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    1. ahaha nakain naman ako ng meat Mecoy haha nung March lang hindi talaga ako kumain ng meat as a part of fasting dahil lent hahaha pero mas madami talaga ang gulay sa meal ko ^_^

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  4. Oooooh.. That actually looked delish to me. Maybe because i love sausages, that's why.

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    1. I'm not sure if you'll like it though. The taste of this fish sausage is very different from the regular sausage.

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  5. aba ayus yan ah :D

    may fish sausage na rin pala hehe.

    patikim nga XD

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    1. Hehe...bumili ka na lang nito sa Thailand, parekoy.

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  6. Only fish sausages? Where are the vegetables? : )

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    1. I wanted to save money so I didn't add any veggies.

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  7. natry ko na ang chicken pero hindi pa yung fish.. mukang masarap to ish huh... tapos partner ko to sa kamatis na may ptis or bagoong .. solve na hahaha

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    1. Hmmm...ewan ko kung magandang i-partner itong fish sausage sa patis at bagoong.

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  8. SM sells lumpiang bangus. It was really good din. That's what we had nung lent e. Sarap. =)

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