Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa


Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps
1/2 squash(kalabasa), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle string beans(sitaw), cut in 3 inches long.
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 can coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients:
Part 1
1. In a saucepan, heat cooking oil and saute onion and garlic.
2. Add shrimps then stir cook for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add shrimp paste and coconut milk then bring to boil.
2. Add the squash then cook 15 minutes or until soft.
3. Put the sauteed shrimps back then add string beans, cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add green chili then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Add water if necessary.
5. Cook for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.

Steamed Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Steamed Shrimp is a simple but tasty shrimp dish, the shrimps steamed in a salted water until cooked then serve with spicy vinegar.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5-7 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams shrimp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, boil enough water with salt and lemon juice.
2. Arrange shrimp in a steamer rack or wire colander then season with garlic powder, salt and ground pepper. (Do not allow water to come through the steamer rack.)
3. Steam the shrimp for 5 minutes or until color turns to pink.
4. Let it cool then serve with spicy vinegar.

Stir Fry French Beans and Shrimps

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir Fry French Beans and Shrimps is another simple yet delicious and mouth-watering dish. It is consist of french beans and shrimps cooked together in soy sauce, oyster sauce and delicious spices. The sauce should be naturally thick and oily but this is very delicious.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams french beans, trimmed
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic, onion and red bell pepper.
2. Add shrimps then stir cook until colors turns to pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add oil if needed then add french beans then stir cook for a minute.
2. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar then continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
3. Add sauteed shrimps, chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then cook for another minute.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Halabos na Hipon

Filipino Style Recipe: Halabos na Hipon (Buttered Garlic Shrimp) is a quick and simple shrimp dish cooked in butter, soda and garlic until cooked. This can be served together with steamed rice or pulutan(appetizer).

Estimated time of preparation: 3 minutes
estimated time of cooking: 3-5 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams shrimp, cleaned and trimmed out the antenna and sharp pointed.
2 cups soda (sprite or 7-up)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onion for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, marinate shrimp in soda for 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add shrimp then saute until color turns to orange.
3. Season with salt and pepper then simmer for a minute. (If the sauce is too much, remove the shrimp then simmer until the sauce evaporates).
4. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve immediately.

Nilasing na Hipon

Filipino Style Recipe: nilasing na hipon is a simple but tasty shrimp dish, the shrimps marinated in wine or liquor then sauteed in butter with onion and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5-7 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams prawns
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups white wine(you may also use sake, tequila, gin, vodka or beer)
salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoon olive oil

2 red hot chili(siling labuyo),chopped(optional)
1 tablespoon rosemary(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, wine, rosemary, salt and pepper. Marinate shrimps for 1 hour.
2. Drain on paper towel.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil and melt butter.
2. Saute onion, bell pepper and red chili.
3. Add shrimps and stir fry for 3-5 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
4. Serve with spicy vinegar.

Sinigang na Hipon

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Filipino Style Recipe: sinigang na hipon is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This is similar to sinigang na baboy. Normally the shrimps cooked in a combination of onions, tomatoes, different vegetables and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo Shrimps
1 pack sinigang mix or 12 pieces tamarind(sampalok)
5 cups water or ricewash
1 onion, diced
3 large tomatoes, quartered
1 bundle water spinach(kangkong), cut into 2 inches
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
salt or fish sauce to taste

2 pieces radish, sliced(optional)
1 bundle string beans(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pot, pour water and bring to boil.
2. Add onions, tomatoes and radish.
3. Add sinigang mix and simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Add shrimps, string beans and green chili then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt or fish sauce.
6. Turn off the heat, add water spinach and cover for a few minutes.
7. Transfer to serving bowl and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Tips:
1. You may also add eggplants or pechay.

Notes:
If using tamarind(sampalok) instead of sinigang mix, here’s the procedure:
1. Boil tamarind until soften.
2. Pound and extract the juices.