My wife and I always resorted to Dampa, Paranaque, Philippines when we wanted this savory dish. But two factors always had to be considered: distance and cost. I then had to find a way to enjoy this dish without the long travel, and costly price listed on the menu.
What you’ll need:
1 kg Medium Prawns
1 bulb garlic
1 stick butter
1 can Royal Tru Orange (or any orange soda)
1 calamansi (or lemon)
Put all of the prawns (or shrimp) into one bowl, pour in the orange soda and make sure every piece is submerged.
Chop the garlic into tiny pieces.
Melt the butter in a pan. Sautee the garlic until golden brown.
Put in all the prawns including the soda where you marinated everything.
Once the prawns are cooked, remove them and place them into a container, leaving the soda to reduce with the garlic and butter.
Squeeze in the Calamansi Juice into the reduced sauce. Mix well. Sprinkle a bit of sugar for additional taste.
Arrange the prawns on a serving plate. Put in the sauce on top of the prawns and serve.