Sinigang is one of the famous dish or food in the Philippines. Sinigang do have a lot of variations depending on the place or location where it is being cooked at. The variation also depends on the main ingredients being used for the soup.
The most popular of them all is Sinigang Sa Sampalok. Sinigang sa Sampalok signature "sour" taste is attributed to its main ingredient which is tamarind or sampalok. Check out the below Sinigang Na Hipon (Shrimp in Tamarind Soup) recipe and see if you can make it at home.
Sinigang na Hipon Ingredients:
# 1 Kilo Shrimp
# 12 pcs Tamarind (Sampaloc) or 1 pack Sinigang Mix
# 1 big Onion (diced)
# 3 big tomatoes (quartered)
# 2 pieces Radish (sliced)
# 1 bundle Sitaw (Strringbeans)
# 1 bundle Kangkong (cut into 2″ long)
# 3 pieces long green pepper
# 5 cups ricewash or water
# Salt or Patis (fish sauce)
Sinigang na Hipon Cooking Instructions:
1). Boil Tamarind in rice wash or water to soften.
2). Pound and extract all juices and set aside.
3). In a casserole, boil rice wash or water, Tamarind juice, onions, tomatoes and Radish.
4). Lower fire, add in Shrimps, Kangkong, Sitaw and green long pepper.
5). Simmer for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Best served with hot/steamed rice. You may use fish sauce (patis) or salt for additional taste.
Note: Image may vary with the end result of this recipe.