Kitchen Wisdom: Alamang Guisado with Kamias Recipe

8 months ago

alamang gisado with kamias

Some say that tiny shrimps die as soon as they are out of the water. Still, not even that should prevent you from making this dish. Paired with kamias, it’s too delicious to pass up, just as long as you make sure that you only buy the fresh ones from the wet market.


Alamang Guisado with Kamias
Makes 6-8 servings


½ kilo Fresh alamang

1 ½ cups Pork liempo, cut into small pieces

1 cup Water

½ cup Oil

4 cloves Garlic, crushed

1 Medium sized onion, minced

2 Medium sized tomatoes, sliced

1 bunch String beans (sitaw), cut into short pieces

6-8 pcs Fresh kamias, thinly sliced

1 cup Pork chicharon, lightly crushed

½ cup Fresh calamansi juice

  • Patis, salt, and pepper to taste


  1. First, make sure you buy only fresh alamang from the wet market. Place in a bowl with water and rinse thoroughly 2-3 times. Remove any floating particles and drain completely.
  2. Put pork pieces in a pan and add water. Put stove in high heat, bring to a boil and cover. Lower heat to medium and let water evaporate. When water is gone, add oil and fry meat pieces until brown. Set aside meat.
  3. In the same pan, sauté garlic in the oil until lightly browned. Add onions and sauté until soft. Add the tomatoes and sauté until the mixture is pasty. Add the pork and the fresh alamang. Sauté until well mixed then cover. Lower heat to medium and allow mixture to simmer or 3-5 minutes until the alamang is cooked. If mixture is too wet, let the water evaporate while stirring the mixture.
  1. As soon as it’s dry, lower heat then add the sitaw and cover pan to cook. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan when sitaw are cooked, about 3-5 minutes. Taste and season with calamansi juice and patis.
  2. To serve, transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle crushed chicharon on top of the alamang. Top with sliced kamias. Serve hot.


Recipe by Atty. Gaby Concepcion
Photographed by John Ocampo


Sure, they are difficult to find, but tiny shrimps have a lot of uses for your favorite dishes


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