Bagoong Alamang Recipe

Bagoong Alamang Recipe

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Shrimp Paste or “Bagoong Alamang is a common ingredient and it is widespread in Southeast Asia.  It is made from small shrimp or krill and salt mixture left to marinade and ferment for several days until the salty and earthy flavor develops.


  • 12 ounces shrimp paste
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 4 ounces pork (with fat), sliced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3½ tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vinegar


  1. Heat a pan and sear the pork until the oil comes out.
  2. Add garlic, onion, and tomato then sautés for 5 minutes.
  3. Put the raw shrimp paste, sugar, and vinegar then stir.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Stir once in awhile.
  6. Transfer to a bowl.
  7. Serve.


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