Sinigang na Hipon
With many Filipino dishes, every family has a different recipe or way of cooking it. Sinigang is a very versatile soup. You can cook it with pork, beef, shrimp. Every recipe is different. Some like it really sour while others like it close to not being sour at all. Some use real tamarind to flavor the soup while most use sinigang mix, which is so much easier.
You can put anything into the soup.
The recipe below is the basic sinigang. The best thing is to make it your own the way Filipino families do.
1/4 cup onion, sliced
1/4 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup calamansi juice*
6 cups water
1/2 kilo shrimp
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Aji-no-moto
2 cups kangkong (swamp cabbage)
1. Saute onions and tomatoes.
2. Add the calamansi juice and cook until tender and mushy.
3. Add the water.
4. Let boil.
5. When boiling, drop the shrimps.
6. Season with salt and Aji-no-moto.
7. Add kangkong and cook for 2 minutes.
**Lemon juice may be substituted for calamansi juice, but I believe it's always better if you have sinigang mix. So much easier.