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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sinigang na Hipon by J. Cabacungan-Garcia

Sinigang na Hipon (Prawn in Tamarind Soup) has been a family favorite for ages.  Jen, a former colleague, shares this photo and recipe to us.  She has lots of recipe to share with us so watch out for the next ones!

The hipon (prawns or shrimps) can be cooked in a lot of ways but this one is my fave.  The sweetness of the prawns mixed with the sourness of the tamarind produces an awesome taste that makes one's palate satisfied. 

The price of prawns (swahe) in Hagonoy was Php250 - 400/kilo the last time I was there (2011).  How I wish I could get them here that cheap.  Last Easter, I bought half a kilo of tiger prawns for about Au$8 or $9 which means the price per kilo here would be around Au$16 - 18 and sometime it would even go more than that.  Ohhh how I miss Hagonoy!

Ingredients
1 k prawns
1 packet tamarind soup base
1/4 k okra
1 bunch string beans (snake beans)
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, quartered
2 pcs green chili peppers or finger hot peppers
salt to taste

Procedure
Boil water with onions and tomatoes.
Add the shrimps,okra and string beans.
Add the sinigang mix (tamarind soup base) and salt.
Add the okra and chili peppers.
Simmer.

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