Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dried Baby Shrimps with Cherry Tomatoes

I chanced upon these lovely fresh cherry tomatoes in one of the supermarkets here in Gensan. Got a bunch for only 10 pesos. While pondering on having fresh vegetable salad with this seldom found goodie in our supermarkets, I saw dried baby shrimps (locally known as kalkag) being displayed along the new dried fish section of another posh supermarket here in the city. I wasted no time on buying a hundred grams costing Php25 of this childhood favorite of mine. I thought of having fried rice with it for breakfast but seeing the gleaming cherry tomatoes in the fridge made me opt for sauteed dried baby shrimps with cherry tomatoes (in vernacular, kinamatisang ginisang kalkag, 'love it! :-))

Olive oil
50 gram dried baby shrimps
garlic, onions and cherry tomatoes
Thai fish sauce to taste

I just sauteed the garlic, onion and tomatoes in olive oil. Then I put the dried baby shrimps which I previously soaked in cold water for around ten minutes. Covered the pan for a minute or two, seasoned it with Thai fish sauce and presto, another bloggable recipe done!

I had the pleasure of reminiscing my childhood days while savoring this simple but very tasty and affordable recipe.

I just can't wait to have my fresh vegetable salad paired with fried rice and dried baby shrimps soon. . . .Hmmmm