Recipe: Sinigang - Shrimp Soup
Philippines food: Sinigang or Shrimp soup
Image © 2007 Habeeb Salloum
Serves about 8
6 cups of water 2 medium onions, finely chopped4 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 cup string beans, cut in to 1 inch pieces1 small hot pepper, finely chopped4 cloves garlic, crushed1 tablespoon tamarind paste, dissolved in 1 cup warm water2 tablespoons fish sauce1 teaspoon salt1 pound unshelled shrimps1 10 oz package spinach, thoroughly washed and chopped
Place water, onions and tomatoes in a saucepan and bring to boil, then cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add beans, hot pepper, garlic, tamarind water solution, fish sauce and salt, then re-cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Add shrimps and cook for a further 8 minutes. Turn off heat and add spinach, then cover and allow to cook in own steam for 10 minutes.