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Halabos na Hipon
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Halabos na Hipon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 pounds large shrimps head-on
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup 7-up or Sprite
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using scissors, trim tendrils off shrimps. Wash and drain very well.
  • In a skillet over high heat, add butter. When it begins to melt, add oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 30 seconds or until aromatic (do not burn). Add shrimps and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 minute. When they begin to change color, add 7-up. Add chili pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimps turn pink and liquid is reduced. Serve hot.


Drain shrimps very well to prevent too much liquid expelled during cooking. As we are cooking in high heat, a teaspoon of oil is added to prevent butter from burning. Do not overcook shrimps, they are done as soon as their color changes to pink.