There are many ways one can cook shrimps. Being the most common and cheaper type of seafood product in the Philippines, fresh shrimps are easily sold and therefore used in many types of Filipino dishes. One among them is sautéing shrimps in garlic, just as Janis did with her sautéed Garlic Shrimps with Taba ng Talangka(crab paste).

Also called Halabos na Hipon, this recipe is truly a quick and simple to make, and given with the right ingredients results to an appetizingly delicious shrimp recipe. Try it at home! You’ll love Janis’s sautéed Garlic Shrimps with Crab Paste(taba ng talangka), or let’s call it Halabos Hipon sa Bawang at Taba ng Talangka. Simply delicious!

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

2 lbs. of fresh shrimps, deveined
1/2 bottle(10 oz.) of Sprite soda
7-10 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1 tsp garlic salt
salt & peppers to taste
1/2 stick of butter
2 tbsp. of vinegar
1/2 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 stalk of green chives, finely chopped

Cooking Preparation:

  1. Marinate cleaned, deveined shrimps in 1/2 bottle of Sprite, apply chopped garlic, garlic salt and crushed black peppers. Leave it soaking for 1-2 hours prior to sautéing.
  2. Heat up a deep frying pan to medium heat. Throw all ingredients on the pan including half a portion of the marinade. Leave the other half for future use.
  3. Bring the marinated shrimps in to a boil, until shrimps turn to orange-bright red in color. Flip each side of the shrimps to ensure they are evenly cooking.
  4. Remove the shrimps from the marinade and place them on separate plates. Continue to simmer marinade until it thickens and sauce is reduced.
  5. Add 1/2 a stick of butter and start to sauté chopped garlic that are already in the marinade mix. When garlic turns brown, apply 3-5 tablespoon of crab paste(taba ng talangka), then slightly sauté chopped garlic with it.
  6. Add the shrimps back, apply some butter, sauté for a few seconds, then apply the saved, leftover marinade. Sprinkle with salt and peppers, if desired.
  7. Apply vinegar and lemon juice, add chopped chives, then stir mixture to combine ingredients. Make sure not to overcook shrimps.
  8. Remove immediately from the heat, then serve Halabos Garlic Shrimps with Crab Paste(Ginisang Hipon sa Bawang at Talangka) with pleasure! Serve it hot with steamed or fried rice.

Note: Cooking Halabos Shrimps doesn’t take that long, so make sure you don’t overcook or you’ll have a rubber-like shrimp texture. Sautéed Garlic Shrimp with Crab Paste(Ginisang Hipon sa Bawang at Talangka) is a perfect appetizer.

Similar Recipe without Crab Paste