How To Make Easy Shrimp Sinigang

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Mar. 24, 2016

This soup is my simple version of a Filipino classic soup called, Sinigang na Hipon. Large plump shrimp in a tamarind broth with fresh vegetables, this soup sounds ultra exotic, but is so simple to make.

Filipino food is becoming increasingly mainstream and diners and foodies are starting to experience the authentically fusion of Spanish, Malay, Chinese, Thai, Japanese cuisine, known as Filipino food. This recipe is also wildly popular with pork belly and hearty bok choy. There are also variations of Sinigang that use Japanese miso or fresh guava in replacement of tamarind.


Onion 1 Large , diced
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , chopped
Roma tomato 2 , diced
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Sliced daikon radishes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , peeled
Green beans 1/4 Pound
Tamarind concentrate 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Shrimp 1 Pound , head and tail on
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)



Heat oil in a large pot and saute garlic, onions and tomatoes until soft.

Add tamarind concentrate, water and bring to boil.

Reduce heat and allow to simmer.

Add daikon radish and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add green beans and any other optional vegetables (bok choy or eggplant) as desired.

After 2-3 minutes add shrimp (with head and tails on) and simmer until it turns pink.


Serve over rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 254Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 303 mg12.63%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet