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Shrimp Sinigang (Sour Shrimp Soup) Recipe

Shrimp Sinigang (Sour Shrimp Soup) Recipe

Shrimp Sinigang (Sour Shrimp Soup) Recipe

Sinigang uses sour ingredients such as tamarind or lemon to create a deliciously tart and spicy broth.

Ingredients :

    • 8 cups (2 liters) rice water or water
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) kalamansi lime juice or lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 medium onion, diced
    • 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
    • 1 cup (200 g) daikon radish, peeled and sliced
    • 1 lb (500 g) fresh medium shrimp, shells intact
    • 3 finger-length green chilies (siling mahaba)
    • 11/2 lbs (750 g) watercress, spinach or water spinach, washed and trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis) or 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Method :

    1. Bring the rice water and lime juice or lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
    2. In the meantime, heat the oil in a skillet and stir-fry the garlic until golden brown, then stir-fry the onion until translucent. Add the tomatoes and cook until they soften. Add this fried mixture to the saucepan with the rice water.
    3. Add the daikon radish and bring to a boil again. Reduce the heat and simmer until the daikon is tender but still crisp, about 7 minutes.
    4. Add the shrimp, chilies and watercress, and cook until the shrimp turn pink and the vegetables are wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with the fish sauce and pepper.
    5. Ladle the stew into a large bowl and serve immediately with boiled rice.

Note : To prepare rice water for this recipe, mix 8 cups (2 liters) water with 4 cups (800 g) uncooked rice. Stir and strain, reserving the rice water.

Serves 4-6   
Preparation time : 25 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins