Grilled Fish and Vegetable Soup (Diningding) Grilled Fish and Vegetable Soup (Diningding)

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Diningding (pronounced with short "i"s as in "thing") is an Ilocano specialty from northern Philippines, where vegetables and fish play the largest role in cuisine. Use this recipe as a guideline and vary the vegetables according to availability and freshness. In Canada, black cod (sablefish), salmon or halibut are especially good for diningding, but freshwater fish, such as pickerel or whitefish, also makes a tasty dish.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2010



Sprinkle fish with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the pepper and salt. Grill or broil until fish flakes easily when tested, 8 to 10 minutes per 1 inch (2.5 cm) of thickness.

Meanwhile, bring 4 cups (1 L) water, shallots, fish sauce, ginger and remaining pepper to boil. Add oyster and king mushrooms, squash, lima beans, okra and bamboo shoots; return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes.

Add spinach and enoki mushrooms; simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Ladle into bowls; top with fish. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 863 mg
  • Protein 15 g
  • Calories 228.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 848 mg
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g


  • Iron 21.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 48.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
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Grilled Fish and Vegetable Soup (Diningding)