Shrimp In Sour Soup


Shrimp In Sour Soup

Shrimp In Sour Soup
Shrimp In Sour Soup

"The shrimp version of sour soup usually goes with vegetables like string beans and sweet potato tops. In this Shrimp in sour soup recipe, we used calamansi as an alternative to tamarind, to make the soup sour. Not only the calamansi, but we also used sweet potato tops in this recipe. It is more cost-effective since we grow our own sweet potato tops. You should, too! You can substitute it with the usual watercress if you don’t have sweet potato tops."


Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 250 grams shrimp
  • sweet potato tops as many as you like
  • 1 cup chopped string beans
  • 1 cup fresh kalamansi juice
  • 750 milliliters water
  • 2 medium size chopped red tomatoes
  • 1 large chopped red onion
  • 1 thumb crushed ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  1. In a pot, add water, red onions, ginger, and red tomatoes, salt and pepper. Do not boil. Just let it simmer for 15 minutes under low fire, to release the aroma and flavor from the spices.

  2. Add string beans and kamote tops, and let it cook under medium fire for 2 minutes. Add the shrimps, green chili, and kalamansi juice. Cook for another 3 minutes, or until shrimps turn orange in color. Taste and add more kalamansi juice and salt according to your taste.

  3. Transfer into a serving bowl, and serve while it’s hot!

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