Sinigang na Hipon is a delicious shrimp in tamarind sour soup cooked in an instant pot or stove-top.
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
2poundslarge head-on shrimp(washed)
2medium tomatoeshalves or add whole
3banana peppersor Thai chili for spicier soup
handful of long beanscut
4bunches of bokchoy or pechay
1 ½tablespoonsKnorr Tamarind mix(adjust this to your liking or use whole package 40g for more sour)
In a pot, add water, onion and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 - 5 minutes or until tomato is soft.
Instant Pot: Set SOUP/BROTH PROGRAM to 30 minutes. Once it is done, the display will show L000, L001 etc. Press “CANCEL”. If done before the time set, CANCEL program. Note: You can set for longer cooking time and cancel the program anytime.
Stove: Set temperature to HIGH and once mixture boils then lower heat and simmer.
Add hot peppers and vegetables like okra and long beans that will take a while to cook. Mash tomato with a kitchen utensil.
Add shrimp. Cook until pink.
Stir-in Knorr Tamarind mix.
Toss-in bok choy. Cook for 20 seconds.
Season with fish sauce or salt.
Turn off heat. Serve hot.
If you think, shrimp will overcook while cooking vegetable, remove shrimp and place back in pot when ready to season soup.
For crisp vegetables, serve separate from soup.
Adjust tamarind mix measurement depending on your preference. My recipe might be too subtle or too sour for your taste.