Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Catsup Packets and Shrimps

I was surprised to see the jar of catsup packets in the kitchen.
I didn't know we had accumulated so much. We got these
from take out orders from our favorite fastfoods. Jollibee,
McDonald's, Greenwich, Pizza Hut. I like McDonald's catsup
packets since they serve Heinz, my favorite catsup.

What to do with these packets? We usually use them when
cooking tomato based dishes like afritada and kaldereta.
This time, I used them with shrimps.

The usual way to cook shrimps at home is "halabos" style.
That is, to cook the shrimps in its own juice and stir fry
in oil for a few minutes. Others would put a little sprite
or seven-up to add sweetness. I tweak it a little by adding
catsup and basil.

Shrimps with Basil

                1/2 k shrimps
1 cup basil leaves
6-10 catsup packets
5 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Clean shrimps but do not removed shells. Saute garlic in oil
and add shrimps. Stir fry until shrimps changes color.
Add catsup  and  little water. Stir for about 2 minutes.
Add basil and stir until it changes color about 10 seconds.
Serve hot.



Joy said...

That is great. We are the same with soy sauce from our chinese takeout.

wifetoalineman02 said...

looks delish, loves anything that has shrimp and this recipe is not exempted :-) Thank you for sharing. Dropping some love for Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the favor too.

tatess said...

i usually keep the catsup packet in my ref and use them whenever i need catsup .it save us money and beside the catsup won't go into a waste. i like the halabos na hipon but never tried it with basil yet,i need to plant basil this summer to get me a fresh one for cooking.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I want to try this one. not only it looks great and delish, it also look pretty at sobrang linis pagkakaluto

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

wow! I love your very simple shrimp recipe!

Dhemz said...

ayay! the shrimp looks fresh....yummy!

Cajunlicious said...

I keep them all.

Anonymous said...

Hah I do have to say Im the same about the ketchup, but I get it from my brother-in-law that's simply too lazy to cook for himself. Im not keen on sea food, but you gave me the idea and... I used them all in peanut souse I made for chicken. The combination turned out amazing, thanks for posting and for being an inspiration! Wishing you all the best!


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