Pinakbet with Shrimp


  • 500g shrimp, shells removed and deveined
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tomato, chopped
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste, I used the sweet kind
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 cup diced squash
  • 1/2 large ampalaya, sl;iced
  • 1 bunch sitaw, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 10 peices okra, cut in half
  • 1 eggplant, cut into pieces
  • patis and pepper to taste



  1. Heat oil in a pot. Sauté garlic, onion and tomato until onions are translucent and tomatoes are wilted.
  2. Add the shrimp and cook until it turns pink.  Add the shrimp paste and water. Give it a good stir.
  3. Add squash and ampalaya. Simmer for 3 minutes or until these veggies are tender.
  4. Add sitaw, eggplant and okra. Simmer for another 3 minutes. Stir.
  5. Add more water if the sauce is drying up.
  6. Season with patis, if needed and pepper
  7. Serve with steamed rice