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sipo egg

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

Sipo Egg is a Filipino quail egg and shrimp recipe that originated in Pampanga, Philippines and is normally served as a side dish, however, this makes a lot, and is delicious as a main dish, just serve with rice and you have an excellent meal. This is the creamy version of this dish, and it is easy to prepare, and is delicious. There is also a non creamy version of this which I have not made yet. Oddly, the first time I made this, I was in the states and made this for my parents, and they loved it.

yield 6 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sipo egg

  • 500 g
    fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed, (1 lb)
  • 25-30
    quail eggs, hard boiled, peeled, fresh or canned and drained
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 3 c
    frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, peas and carrots works well
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 can
    condensed cream of mushroom soup, 10½ oz / 298 g
  • 1/2 c
    cashews, roasted
  • 1/2 c
    whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make sipo egg

  • 1
    In a large non stick pan, add the oil and butter, when hot, the shrimp, cook the shrimp about a minute on each side, or until just cooked through and pink/orange, remove the shrimp and set aside.
  • 2
    Same pan, add a splash of oil if the pan is dry and cook the onion and garlic until the onion is softened but not browned.
  • 3
    Add the carrots and peas and mix with the onion, stir often and cook for 3 minutes.
  • 4
    Pour in the water and bring to a boil, hold that for 1 minute then reduce to medium heat. Stir in the shrimp and quail eggs.
  • 5
    Add the soup and cream, and stir to mix well, then add the cashews, season with salt and pepper. Simmer for a minute or two to heat everything through and thicken a bit.
  • 6
    Serve as a side dish or serve with rice as a main dish.
  • 7
    I served this with coconut rice and sautéed mushrooms to my parents in the states, and they loved this dish.