Celebrate Community Blog Hop – Day 1: Favorite Recipe

Celebrate Community is an event hosted by Fighting Monkey Press. It is an event commemorating the end of the month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr. There are several blogs participating and posting for the whole period of the blog hop and there are lots of prizes to be won! Join me and several others in this celebration of community, unity and togetherness! The celebration starts today! :)

Day 1 – Favorite Recipe

For the first day of the Celebrate Community event, we’re all posting our favorite recipes! As you know, food is a major part of any celebration. Food plays a major role in how we relate with each other. Offering food to each other and sharing a meal with one another are ways of celebrating each other’s company.

I can’t really cook (although I do try), but I’ll share a recipe anyway. Today I’ll share the recipe of one of my favorite foods in the world–Sinigang!

Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew known for its sour flavor. Traditionally, sinigang is tamarind-based, which accounts for the sour flavor, but over the years several variations have been made using other ingredients to get the sour flavor. Sinigang is a mix of a specific meat (beef, pork, shrimp or fish) and vegetables. It is soooooo good, I promise.

I’ve tried cooking this dish before, but I did it the easy way and just used a sinigang mix that I bought from the grocery. I’ve decided to post the recipe for sinigang na hipon (shrimp) since we’re celebrating a Eid al-Fitr after all. I found this recipe from the Pinoy Recipe site.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 kilo shrimp
  • 12 pieces tamarind (sampaloc) or 1 pack Sinigang Mix
  • 1 big onion, diced
  • 3 big tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 pieces radish, sliced
  • 1 bundle sitaw (stringbeans)
  • 1 bundle kangkong, cut into 2″ long
  • 3 pieces long green pepper
  • 5 cups ricewash or water
  • Salt or patis (fish sauce)

Cooking instructions:

  • Boil tamarind in rice wash or water to soften.
  • Pound and extract all juices and set aside.
  • In a casserole, boil rice wash or water, tamarind juice, onions, tomatoes and radish.
  • Lower fire, add in shrimps, kangkong, sitaw and green long pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt or patis.
  • Serve hot.
* If you opt to use sinigang mix instead of actual tamarinds, you can skip the first two steps and just put in the mix when you do step 3.

For more Filipino recipes, visit PinoyRecipe.

Visit the Community Blog Hop page and check out everyone else’s favorite recipes!And of course, don’t forget to join the Rafflecopter giveaway! You can enter at the main blog hop page or below. :)

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