Linusguan na Pasayan or halabos na hipon is the easiest way to cook shrimps. Just boil in salt and water until almost dries up. It's perfect with your dip of choice like toyomansi or just a good eaten on its own. With this kind of simple cooking, many decided to complicate it a bit for some challenge thus born one of the most popular halabos recipe which uses lemon soda like 7Up or Sprite instead of water.
- 3/4 kilo shrimps
- 1 500-ml bottle 7-Up (or Sprite)
- 1/2 cup water (adjust)
- Wash and clean the shrimps. Use scissors to remove excesses (antennae, legs,etc)
- In a pan, place the shrimps then add the soda and water. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
- Season with salt
- Heat the pan and let it boil until almost dry.
You can also add some garlic and onions to this recipe, use calamansi or lemon juice, sprinkle some sugar, pepper or chili powder. This recipe can be tweaked to suit your taste and it's to to discover more about halabos na hipon. It works well with sugpo or prawns too! Just adjust the measurements though. Namit gid!