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Ginataang Hipon(shrimp in coconut sauce)


Gata(coconut milk)………..I am not really fun of eating any food with coconut because of contradictions to my stomach. Well that is wayback 5 years ago. and I deeply regret why I did not eat coconut dishes during that time. Since I posted Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa (shrimp with coconut cream and pumpkin) which turnout to be one of my popular post here. I am now slowly exploring to coconut dishes like curry  dishes. But sad to say, my wife doesn’t eat curry dishes. OK back to the dish, It is dish made with stir fry shrimp flavored with shrimp paste and coconut milk serve with your choice of green leafy vegetables. I used spinach on this one…………………………..Did you know that shrimp is loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc. Shrimp is also carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds. Zinc supplementation of zinc deficient subjects has been shown to increase the levels of circulating leptin. Leptin is a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the body’s energy expenditure, fat storage, and appetite. Insufficient leptin levels are believed to be the primary cause of food cravings, overeating, and obsession with food. The iodine in shrimp is good for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder weight loss…..

Ingredients: (good for 4-6 persons)

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 15 pcs shrimp
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 3 pcs green chillies

Procedure:

  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion, add shrimp paste. Add in coconut milk, shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and cooked for a minute
  • Serve hot!!
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Nilasing na Hipon (drunken shrimps)


If Jackie Chan is the “drunken master”, this recipe is the “drunken shrimps”……..It’s a  mix of shrimps and beer!!! It is very similar to halabos na hipon using sprite or 7-up. I mentioned the similarities, so lets talk about the differences. After eating this, you’ll be drunk(just joking). Since beer have an alcoholic content, it enhance the flavour of the shrimps as well as it softened and caramelized its textures…….Did you know that shrimps are good source of vitamin D. And this vitamins helps build strong teeth and bones. Just like other seafoods, shrimp is heavily loaded with omega-3, which is a very potent ally against heart-related diseases along with problems in the cardiovascular system…..

ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 500 grams shrimps
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup beer (any brand)
  • 1 medium white onions diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • chillies (optional)

Procedures:

  • In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic and onions. add in shrimps and seasoned with salt & pepper. pour in beer and let it boil. do not cover. let the alcohol content vaporize.
  • Serve hot!!
  • Serve hot 

 

Sinigang na hipon(shrimp in tamarind soup)


Sinigang…..Similar to pinoy’s ADOBO, you can cook variety of meat such as beef, pork, fish(sinigang sa miso), chicken(sinampalukan)using this type of menu. When we are in a hurry for a great meal, this is what we are having, it is so easy to prepare that could take few minutes of your time. Just boil water and pour all ingredients together. Sometimes good dishes doesn’t have to be complicated ……….. Did you know that shrimps maybe small in size, but they are huge in terms of nutritional value. Shrimps contain astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives them their pink color and that can act as a potent antioxidant and protect the skin from premature aging. Also the omega-3 fatty acids in shrimp provide antioxidant protection. It is also loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc, shrimp are an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds…..

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons 12 – 15 pcs shrimps or prawns

  • 1  small radish sliced
  • 1 small eggplant sliced
  • 1 stem of onion leeks
  • 1 bunch of bok choy of kangkong
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 pouch / sachet of tamarind mix or 6-8 pcs tamarind fruit(crushed)
  • 1 medium onions sliced
  • 6-8 pcs string beans cut in 2′ inches long

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan. add water in bring to a boil together with onions, leeks, radish, eggplant and string beans.
  • Add in shrimp and bok choy. cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot!!

Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa(Shrimp in coconut cream & pumpkin)


This is my wife home cooking, A local dish she learned from her grand mother. You can enjoy pairing this with fried fish or pork. A simple dish that full of healthy ingredients. . . Did you know that pumpkins contains lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and alpha-hydroxy-acids which helps to reduce the signs of aging. It is also rich in beta carotene – Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers than those who fail to include beta-carotene-rich foods in their diet…

Ingredients: (good for 4-6 persons)

  • 32 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 meduim onion
  • 12-15 pcs shrimp
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 small pumpkin(peeled and cut evenly bite size)
  • 6-8strings of beans (cut 2 inched)
  • 6-8 pcs ocra
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

Procedure:

  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garli and onion, add shrimp paste. add in pumpkin and simmer for 2-3 minutes. add in coconut milk, shrimp, ocra and string beans. bring to a boil until all veggies are half tender.
  • seasoned with a littl smile and serve…… 
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