A tropical country like the Philippines will never be in want of coconut trees, as it is literally everywhere in the archipelago.
So, it is not really surprising that we have several dishes with
Though gata is commonly associated with the Bicol region as coconut palm trees are abundant in the area, a lot of Filipinos also use gata in their recipes regardless of their region.
A one-pot dish, this ginataang hipon, sitaw, and kalabasa recipe is pretty straightforward once you’re done squeezing the milk from the coconut.
Speaking of the gata, if you are from the provinces, this is especially easy to acquire.
However, for those of you in the cities, you can either get
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Sitaw at Kalabasa Preparation Tip
- As for the shrimp, you can toss it in, head, skin and all, or you can uncover the shrimp and cook it in the same way. However, we suggest that you keep the shrimp’s skin in as it is going to make eating this ginataan dish a little bit messy but in a good way.
- The squash and the
string beanscome in last especially if you want to have that crunch while eating the dish.
- As for the side dips and condiments, you can have the dish partnered with bagoong alamang to be put on top of it or to be mixed into the dish. You can also have bagoong isda and patis.
Ginataang Hipon, Sitaw at Kalabasa Recipe
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 pcs green chili
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 3 cups peeled and cubed squash (kalabasa)
- 2 cups string beans (sitaw) cut into 2 1/2″ length
- 1 tbsp maggi magic sarap
- 1½ cups coconut milk
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- In a skillet saute chopped onion and minced garlic in oil over a medium heat and stir frequently until the onions are browned and the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the peeled and cubed kalabasa and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp and sitaw, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes adding fish sauce, pepper, and Maggi magic sarap.
- Pour in the coconut milk into the skillet, bring it to a boil and then add the green chili. Cover the skillet and continue simmering until vegetables are cooked and coconut milk becomes a little thick.
- Served hot with steamed rice. Share & enjoy!
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