“Bagoong Alamang” refers to Filipino shrimp paste made from minute shrimp or krill called “alamang”. It is essentially a shrimp and salt mixture left to marinate and ferment for several days until the salty and earthy flavor develops. Shrimp paste is usually sautéed with select spices and vegetables, even mixed with pork. Pinoys make the dish sweeter by adding sugar, while others prefer the original salty taste, while some people loved it very hot and spicy by adding chillies.
2 cups shrimp paste
5 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 pc chilli pepper (optional)
1 cup pork meat, cut into small pcs (optional)
1/3 cup brown sugar (optional)
1/3 cup water
1 Tablespoon vinegar
Seasoning – Msg
1. Heat a pan and sear the pork until the oil comes out.
2. Add garlic, onion, and tomato then sauté for 3 minutes.
3. Put the raw shrimp paste, sugar, and vinegar then stir. Cover and cook in low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir once in a while.
4. Serve it with steamy white rice, or pair it with raw mango for a truly pinoy experience!