Picture of Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)

Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)

Picture of Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)
Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)

This is Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup). Sinigang is a popular Filipino dish. It is a sour soup that uses tamarind as it’s base flavor. It can be cooked with fish, meat, shrimp and vegetables. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh shrimp, heads and shells on
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 pieces of radish, sliced
  • 1 bundle of string beans
  • 2 pieces of banana pepper (or green chili pepper)
  • 1 bundle of water spinach, cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 1 pack sinigang mix (or about 1.4 ounce tamarind powder)
  • 7 cups of ricewash or water
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce

Instructions

  1. Pour the water in a large cooking pot then bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions, ginger, radish and tomatoes to the pot then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the sinigang mix or tamarind powder.
  5. Then add the pepper and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp and string beans then simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  7. Season with fish sauce.
  8. Add the water spinach then turn off the heating element.
  9. Allow this to cook for two more minutes before serving.
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