Sinigang na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)

For our Friday night fish dinner, I decided on soup for these “head-on” shrimps that are so hard to come by around here. These again are fresh Carolina shrimps I chanced upon at the grocery store. My girls and I love soupy dishes, and this was a welcome one, despite the heat. The Clone had her vegetarian meal since I still can’t get her to eat any kind of seafood. I am proud to say, that all the vegetables for this dish came from our garden.

Sinigang na Hipon

6 cups of water
1 small onion, sliced
1 cup of cherry tomato, halved
1 pound of shrimp with head on
2 small japanese eggplants
1/2 pound of long beans, cut into 2 inch length
1/2 pound of baby bok choy
2 fresh cayenne peppers
Tamarind Powder (Mama Sita’s sigang mix)
Salt to taste

Bring the water to a boil and add the onions and tomatoes. Wait until it comes back to a boil, add the long beans as they cook the longest, and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the eggplants, shrimps, peppers, and bok choy. When the soup comes back to a boil, add the seasonings: tamarind powder and salt to taste, adjust as needed. Take off from the heat to avoid over cooking the vegetables.

I like to have a cup of soup on the side to start the meal. Yumm! Easy, eh?
Cup of Sour Soup

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16 thoughts on “Sinigang na Hipon (Shrimp in Sour Soup)

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  4. JMom

    Hi everyone! Yes, the garden has been great and we’ve enjoyed its bounty immensely. It was really rewarding. I almost to see it end its cycle again. We’ll try planting fall veggies next, so we’ll see how that goes.

    Obachan, thanks for the tag πŸ™‚ I’ll get to it soon.

  5. joey

    Wow! You are lucky to be able to get all that from your garden! Had sinigang today but with bangus…sadly no garden to harvest so all the veggies came from the market…

  6. drstel

    congrats JMom santos is right, bounty it is.
    it makes me all drooly imagining the sour soup…my kids love to have that cup of soup on the side as well.

  7. obachan

    Fresh Carolina shrimps and fresh vegees from your garden! I envy you so much, JMom.

    BTW, I’m tagging you for Five Childhood Food Memories Meme, if you don’t mind. Check out my site to participate (and see my childhood photos, too ;))


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