Halabos na Hipon is one of the simplest shrimp recipe that I know. It is simply cooking shrimp using salt and a little water. However, I added a little twist in this recipe: lemon soda such as 7-Up, Sprite, or Sierra Mist is required instead of water. I thought that the entire dish tasted great and I enjoyed every bite.
If you are more used to the much simpler halabos na hipon version, then just use water instead – the same measurements apply. Aside from the ingredients listed below, you can also add salt and garlic powder to your dish while it’s cooking if you want a bolder flavor.
It is important that you use the freshest shrimp that you can find. The quality of the ingredients plays an important role on this dish. I love to have this with fresh white rice with vinegar-garlic dip. This is also best if partnered with grilled pork belly (inihaw na liempo).
Try this Halabos na Hipon Recipe.
- 2 lbs. fresh shrimp with head, washed
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¾ cup lemon soda (7-Up, Sprite, or Sierra Mist)
- Heat a wide pan or wok.
- Once the pot is hot, put-in the shrimp. Gently toss every few seconds.
- Add the salt. Continue to toss for 1 minute.
- Pour-in the lemon soda; stir and continue to cook until the liquid evaporates.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!