Halabos na hipon is a Filipino pan fried shrimp with salt and garlic. It is super easy to prepare and uses basic ingredients. You don’t need to devein the shrimp which can be really stressful. You can simply just throw the whole shrimp into a pan and fry them. However, there are many ways of cooking halabos. For example, you can add soda or beer (that’s what you call nilasing na hipon). This way you can simmer them without the use of oil. In this recipe, we prefer sauteing with garlic, as it gives more flavor when you bite into them. This is the traditional way our family prepares them. We also eat this dish along with rice for lunch or dinner. I’m sure you really miss this fantastic appetizer especially when combined with a vinegar dipping sauce. Halabos na Hipon is a truly addictive native Filipino dish.
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- 13-15 medium to large size shrimp, shelled
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 tbsp salt
- cooking oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- salt to taste
- Servings: 3
- Time: 30 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Add water to the pan. Put the shrimp in.
- Sprinkle salt to taste. Stir constantly over high heat until water dries up for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add in butter and garlic. Stir until butter melts. Serve.