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dipping sliced green mangoes in a bowl of ginisang bagoong
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How to Make Ginisang Bagoong

Sauteed Shrimp Paste is a delicious medley of sweet, saqvory, and spicy for the perfect meal condiment It's a delicious accompaniment to green mangoes or your favorite Asian dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 54kcal


  • 2 cups bagoong alamang, preferably colorless
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, optional
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, rinse shrimp paste under cold, running water to rid of excess saltiness. Drain well.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Add sugar and cook, stirring regularly, until sugar is dissolved and lightly browns.
  • Add bagoong and cook, stirring regularly, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until color darkens.
  • Add minced peppers, if using.
  • In a small bowl, combine corn starch and water and stir until smooth.
  • Add cornstarch slurry to the pan and stir until well-distributed. Continue to cook until the shrimp paste is slightly thickened.



Nutritional information is calculated at 1 tablespoon per serving.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 275mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg