Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sinigang na Lapu-lapu with Shrimps

Sinigang is one of my favorite Filipino dishes with variety of ingredients. It is typically sour and is often cooked with stewed fish, shrimp or meat. It is usually prepared with tamarinds or artificial flavorings such as sinigang mix. The usual vegetables needed for this dish are okra, spinach, radish, and string beans, etc. Some use  guava as it is less sour than those with tamarind, while i saw some uses mangga - the green one.

500 g shrimp
3 lapu-lapu fish heads
1 big onion diced
1 big tomato quartered
2 pcs. long green pepper
6 pcs tamarind or ready made sinigang mix
4 cups water
Vegetables of your choice

How to cook:
1. Boil Tamarind in water to soften. Pound and extract all juices and set aside. - not needed if you will use sinigang mix

2. In a casserole, put together water, Tamarind juice (or sinigang mix), onions and tomatoes. 

3. Add in the shrimps, lapu-lapu fish heads and green pepper simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Add the vegetables, fish sauce-optional and salt and cook until the vegetables are done.
Serve Sinigang na Ulo ng Lapu-Lapu With Shrimps while its hot! This is a healthy food that Filipinos love to eat over and over again.


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Angela said...

This looks absolutely tasty. I tried this with dried lapu lapu from and it absolutely taste like heave.