Ginataang langka with tinapa flakes recipe

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  March 27, 2022

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Do you like smoked fish? And do you like coconut milk? Then you’re sure to like ginataang langka with tinapa flakes!

This ginataang langka with tinapa flakes recipe is a traditional Filipino dish made from unripe jackfruit and coconut milk, added with smoked fish (or Tinapa) to add to the flavor of the ginataang langka. This tasty and nutritious dish is one of the many variations of ginataang, a delicious dish having meat, fish, and vegetables as its main ingredient.

Langka (or unripe jackfruit) is a great substitute for meat when it’s not available, as it has a texture that’s surprisingly similar to chicken.

In this dish, ginataang langka with tinapa flakes, you’ll need garlic, onions, some cooking oil, and of course, coconut milk. You can also add bagoong to add a saltier and fishier taste.

Ginataang Langka with Tinapa Flakes Recipe

Ginataang langka with tinapa flakes recipe

  • Sauté garlic on a pan until it has a golden brown color to it.
  • After the garlic turns to a golden brown color, add the onions to the pan with the sautéed garlic for a few minutes, with 3 minutes as a minimum.
  • Pour the coconut milk into the pan, and simmer the ingredients of ginataang langka with tinapa flakes for 5 minutes.
  • After you’re done simmering the ingredients, add the unripe jackfruit into the pan and simmer until the jackfruit is tender.
  • After that, you can add the cooked tinapa. Then add the optional ingredient shrimp paste (bagoong).
  • Then add some salt and pepper to add taste, and simmer the ingredients for at least several minutes to 10 minutes, until the coconut milk becomes a bit dry and thick.

Also read: Easy coconut snails recipe and the secret to the best ginataang kuhol ingredients

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After you’re done cooking the ginataang langka with tinapa flakes, serve the dish in a large bowl.

This dish is quite nice with rice. You can have this dish served to your family at parties.

But whatever the occasion, ginataang langka with tinapa flakes is a great viand for everyone! Eat well!

Ginataang Langka with Tinapa Flakes

Ginataang Langka with Tinapa Flakes Recipe

Ginataang langka with tinapa flakes recipe

Joost Nusselder
This dish is quite nice with rice, you can have this dish served with your family, at parties. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds unripe jackfruit chopped and seeds removed
  • 8 pcs hot chili pepper
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • cups malunggay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 4 ounces tinapa flakes
  • 1 large yellow onion minced
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a skillet. Saute garlic and onion until the onion softens.
  • Add the jackfruit and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the fish flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground black pepper and chili peppers.
  • Add the coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in the vinegar and shrimp paste.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the malunggay leaves. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Taste. If it needs something, add a little salt. Stir.
  • Place in a serving bowl. Serve while hot!!
Keyword Coconut
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Also read: Ginataang manok recipe (chicken cooked in coconut milk)

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