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Pinakbet hipon

Pinakbet hipon, also known as shrimp in vegetables, is a traditional Filipino dish that combines succulent shrimp with a medley of fresh vegetables. This hearty and flavorful dish is not only a celebration of local ingredients but also a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Follow this detailed recipe to create a delicious and authentic Pinakbet hipon that will surely delight your taste buds.


- 500 grams of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

- 3 cloves of garlic, minced

- 1 onion, sliced

- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped

- 1 medium-sized bitter gourd (ampalaya), sliced

- 1 eggplant, sliced into bite-sized pieces

- 1 cup of sliced okra

- 1 cup of squash, cubed

- 1 cup of long beans (sitaw), cut into 2-inch pieces

- 1 cup of water

- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce (patis)

- Salt and pepper to taste

-Red chile peppers (optional)


1. Heat the cooking oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant and lightly golden.

2. Add the sliced onion and cook until translucent. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

3. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they start to soften and release their juices. Use the back of a spoon to gently mash them, creating a flavorful base for the dish.

4. Once the tomatoes have cooked down, add the bitter gourd (ampalaya), eggplant, okra, squash, and long beans to the pan. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the tomato mixture.

5. Pour in the water and bring it to a gentle simmer. Cover the pan and let the vegetables cook for about 5 minutes or until they are slightly tender.

6. Season the dish with fish sauce (patis), salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

7. Carefully add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the pan. Stir gently to combine the shrimp with the vegetables. Be cautious not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough and rubbery.

8. Cover the pan again and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Be sure not to overcook them, as they can become tough and lose their natural sweetness.

9. Once the shrimp are cooked, remove the pan from the heat. Allow the flavors to meld together for a few minutes before serving.

10. Serve the Pinakbet hipon hot with steamed rice, and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Pinakbet hipon is a dish that showcases the vibrant colors and flavors of Filipino cuisine. With its blend of fresh vegetables and succulent shrimp, this dish is a perfect representation of the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines. So, gather your ingredients, follow this recipe, and savor the deliciousness of Pinakbet

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1 Comment

Jan 24

I’m going to try this tonigh.


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