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Simple Shrimp or Prawn Recipe for Starters

Updated on March 26, 2011
Adobo Shrimp
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Adobo Shrimp

Shrimp Adobo Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4-5


  • 3 cups shrimp (prawn) without whiskers
  • 1 clove garlic (sliced and minced)
  • 3 stalk of onion leaves
  • 1 medium size onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz softdrinks (royal tru-orange) or 1 tbsp. sugar (brown)
  • 1 tsp. Monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Saute garlic and onion with olive oil in medium heat, wait till it's golden brown. Then add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes then add the soy sauce and vinegar. Bring to boil, then add sugar or softdrinks. Then add salt, pepper, and monosodium glutamate (optional) and simmer until sauce is thicker.

Garnish with onion leaves and serve it with steamed rice or fried rice.


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    • minesgm profile image

      minesgm 6 years ago from Texas

      yeah, sometimes easy and simple recipe is yummier. Thanks for the comment. Hope you'll come to try it.

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      William Benner 7 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great Recipe! I love prawns and this seems like a great way to cook them!

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      minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

      @World-Traveler, Thai and Filipino style of cooking is almost similar.. But you're lucky to have a friend who cooks well. Thanks for dropping by.

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      minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

      @bayoulady, that's a great idea.. thanks for visiting.

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      World-Traveler 7 years ago from USA

      I spent five years living in and teaching English in Thailand. My very good friend Dang made delicious prawn dinners Thai style. Her cooking was excellent!

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I can't eat shrimp, but I think this would do well with torn pieces of grilled chicken.Looks delicious!

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      minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

      Eiddwen, looking forward for the result. Hope you like Filipino style of cooking shrimp.

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      minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

      @travel_man1971, i am eating prawn or shrimp in moderate amount only. I will feel some itch if eat much. But sometimes the food prohibited is yummier.

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for sharing this recipe minesgm.

      I love shrimps and can't wait to try it. I am bookmarking it with my best recipes.

      I'll let you know how it went.

      Take care minesgm.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Simply enticing. But I cannot eat much due to my allergy on shrimps. Thanks for this meal, err, hub, kabayan.