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Friday, August 22, 2014

Steamed Samba

Known in Cavite City as samba. This is a local yummy variety of lobster also known by other aliases: tatampal, hipong dapa or mantis shrimp.

1 kilo samba/tatampal/hipong dapa/mantis shrimp
1/2 cup water (7up or Sprite)
salt to taste

In a large pot pour water and the samba. Season with a dash of salt. Cover pot slightly and bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off heat and keep pot covered a let the remaining heat and steam cook the samba for about 10 minutes. Serve with vinegar and garlic dip.

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