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Sinigang nga Pasayan (Shrimps)

Sinigang is a very popular Filipino sour soup dish and there are a hundred and one ways of making sinigang. From pork, beef and chicken (more commonly called sinampalukang manok because of the use of the sampalok or tamarind) to seafood like fish and shrimps. And using shrimps, you can make your favorite sour soup in a few minutes.

Here's a very simple recipe using just store bought sampaloc mix and it's for sinigang na hipon.

  • 3/4 kilo shrimps 
  • 2 medium onion, halved
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup hantak (string beans), cut into 2 inches length
  • 3 medium eggplants, sliced
  • 2 medium size radish, sliced
  • 2 bundles kangkong, hard stalks removed
  • 1 pack sinigang mix
  • 3 siling pangsigang
  • salt
  • 1 liter water
  1. In a large pot with water, place onion and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. 
  2. Upon boiling, stir in the radish, eggplant and string beans. Simmer the vegetables for another 5 minutes.
  3. Place the chilies and sinigang mix. Add the mix slowly so you can adjust the sourness and add more water to tame the sourness. Let it boil for another 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Add the shrimps and simmer the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt.
  5. Lastly, add kangkong leaves and simmer again for a minute or two.
  6. Serve hot.

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