Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage Recipe

November 30, 2017
(Last Updated On: December 14, 2017)

How to cook Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage

Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage is a soup whose flavor is soured with batuan fruits which is abundant in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.  I like the subtle sourness of the batuan. It is a good replacement to the classic sampaloc broth.

Filipino Sinigang Soup is traditionally tamarind based. Other versions of the dish derive their sourness from ingredients such as guava, calamansi, bilimbing, or unripe mango among others. Powdered soup base or bouillon cubes for sinigang based on tamarind are also used in place of natural fruits.

filipino shrimp sinigang

Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage Ingredients

  • 1 Kilo Shrimp
  • 6-8 tablespoons Batuan puree or 2 pcs tamarind cubes
  • 1 big Onion (diced)
  • 3 big tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1/4 kilo Cabbage
  • 3 pieces long green pepper (Siling haba)
  • 5 cups rice-wash or water
  • Salt or Patis (fish sauce)

Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage Cooking Instructions:

  • Boil water with onion, peppercorns, 1 tsp of salt and tomatoes for at least 15 minutes or until tomatoes are really macerated and soup is reddish already (this maximizes the flavor of tomatoes in the soup and adds sourness as well).
  • Add Batuan puree  and the Shrimp and let simmer on mid low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add veggies and let simmer uncovered for additional 5 minutes or until veggies are done.
  • Season with Patis or fish sauce.

Here’s the cooked Shrimp Sinigang with Cabbage

filipino shrimp sinigang recipe

Try this delicious Visayan version of Shrimp Sinigang , you will love the subtle sourness of the batuan.

filipino shrimp sinigang soup


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    June 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Yummy! I can feel na maasim asim nung sabaw :9 thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

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