Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Paste

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July 13, 2020

Shrimp paste served with sliced mangoes.Shrimp paste or "baguong alamang" is one of the best livelihood products in my country. It is an appetiser or could also be used as condiment. This is usually served with rice or paired with green mangoes.



  • 1 cup tiny shrimp
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 5 red chilies
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
Ingredients for sweet and spicy shrimp paste.


  1. Mince onion, garlic, and red chilies.
  2. Chopped onion, garlic and chili peppers.
  3. Heat oil in pan.
  4. An empty large frying pan or wok.
  5. Saute garlic and chilies until light brown.
  6. A large frying pan with the chopped vegetables added.
  7. Add the onion and stir.
  8. A large frying pan with the chopped vegetables added.

  9. Now, add the shrimp and stir continuously. You may want to add a little bit more oil. This will help preserve the product.
  10. Adding shrimp paste to the mixture.
  11. Then add the sugar while constantly stirring the mixture. You can also add some ground pepper.
  12. Adding sugar to the mixture.
  13. Pour in the water and simmer for 5 minutes or until thick. Stir occasionally.
  14. Adding water to the mixture.
  15. Cook until it turns dark in color.
  16. The mixture being cooked down to a paste consistency.

  17. It will be ready when oil appears on top of the mixture. Or when paste submerges in the oil.
  18. The completed paste, ready for serving.
  19. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  20. Store in sterilised glass jar and seal.
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July 16, 20200 found this helpful

Nice that looks cool!

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