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Ginataang kalabasa is a vegetable dish made from squash cooked in coconut milk. It is a creamy and delicious dish, rich in vitamins and minerals -good for the eyes. Best served during lunch or dinner with hot steamed white rice.



Ginataang Kalabasa Recipe

(Squash Cooked in Coconut Milk)


Estimated cooking & preparation time: 1 hour


Ginataang Kalabasa Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo squash, cut into cubes (1"x1")

  • 1/4 kilo shrimp, shelled and deveined

  • 3 pieces tomatoes, diced

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 head garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons of ginger root, crushed and minced

  • 4 tablespoons of cooking or olive oil

  • 2 pieces long chili peppers

  • 2 tablespoons of shrimp paste (bagoong)

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 1 cups coconut cream (katang gata)

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce (patis)

Ginataang Kalabasa Cooking Instructions:

  • On a big pan, heal oil. Sauté garlic, onions until light brown then add ginger, cook until onions become translucent.

  • Add the tomatoes, squash, chicken stock, shrimp paste and the coconut milk. Let boil then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced and the squash becomes tender.

  • Add the coconut cream, long chili peppers and the shrimps. Bring again to a boil and simmer for a few more minutes.

  • Serve hot with plain rice.

Ginataang Kalabasa Cooking Tip:

  • This ginataan recipe can be used on any vegetable, combination of vegetables, fish or meat.

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