Sinigang... the Tamarind Stew
 
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized red onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ lb yard long green beans (sitaw)
  • ½ lb radishes
  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 1 each red and green bell peppers
  • 2 banana peppers
  • 1 lb tail-on shrimp
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 packet tamarind seasoning mix (can be replaced with tamarind juice)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Slice the onions into thin wedges.
  2. Cut the yard long beans into 1 ½ inch pieces.
  3. Cut the tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, and banana peppers into bite sized pieces.
  4. Slice the radishes thinly.
  5. Crush the garlic.
  6. In a large pan, heat the oil and sauté half the onions, cut tomatoes and crushed garlic.
  7. When the onions turn transparent, add the vegetables and sauté for five minutes.
  8. Add enough water to cook the vegetables.
  9. Add the fish sauce and crushed black pepper to taste.
  10. Cover and cook.
  11. When the vegetables are almost done, check that there is enough water left in the pan. There should be enough water to make it look like a soup.
  12. Add the shrimp and enough salt.
  13. Stir and allow to come to a boil.
  14. Cook for three more minutes or till the shrimp is cooked.
  15. Check seasoning and remove from heat.
  16. Serve over steamed/ boiled rice or thick slices of bread. No weather blues for a long while!
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/sinigang-the-tamarind-stew/