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.

Deep Fried Prawns

Filipino Style Recipe: deep fried prawns is comprises a prawns as main ingredient. Normally the prawns mix with batter and coated with bread crumbs then deep fried until golden brown. It is usually served plain with mayonnaise or sweet and sour sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo prawn, peeled(tails left on and deveined)
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add prawn and deep in beaten egg then coated onto breadcrumbs.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the prawn for 3 minutes until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove prawn and drain on paper towels.
3. Serve with dip.

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.

Pineapple Prawns in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Pineapple prawns in coconut milk is a quick and delicious shrimp strew. The prawns cooked in a few minutes in coconut milk, pineapple juice, turmeric and curry powder together with pineapple chunks and fried eggplants.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
12 pieces tiger prawns, head and shells intact or removed
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon green curry paste
3 bird’s eye chilis(labuyo)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder(luyang dilaw)
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 eggplant, halves and sliced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons oil and fry eggplant. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add green curry paste and turmeric powder then stir.
2. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil over low heat.
3. Add pineapple, pineapple juice, chili and prawns then cook for 3 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then add fried eggplant.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve.

Prawns Curry with Pineapple

Filipino Style Recipe: prawns curry with pineapple recipe is a quick shrimp strew. It usually consists of prawns cooked in curry sauce together with pineapple chunks.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
10 pieces tiger prawns,(remove the head and legs then trim the tails)
250 grams pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
2 gloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup water
Salt to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger and garlic.
2. Pour curry mixture and stir until boiling.
3. Add prawns and stir for a minute, add water and bring to boil.
4. Add pineapple and season with salt according to taste.
5. Simmer for 2 minutes or until cooked.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.