Filipino Recipe 101: Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw


When we say ginataan, it means any dish that is cooked with coconut milk and Filipinos has a variety of ginataan dishes. One of which is this dish.
For dinner, we had Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw. Guess who cooked? Me! 😁 Though in the recipe I found on Google they did not add chilli leaves, I added some to add more nutritious vegetables and flavor. My family liked it! ❤

Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw


1 lb shrimp, cleaned
10 strings beans (sitaw), cut into 2 1/2 inch length
2 cups kalabasa (squash), cubed
2 cups coconut milk
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 cup malunggay (moringa) leaves
chilli leaves
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Cooking Procedure

• Heat oil in a cooking pot.
• Saute the garlic and onion.
• Put-in the shrimp. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until its color changes to orange.
• Add the kalabasa. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour-in the coconut milk. Stir and let boil. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes or until the squash becomes tender.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
• Add the string beans (sitaw), chilli leaves and malunggay leaves. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
• Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
• Share and enjoy!

That’s it! 😀 Oops! I almost forgot. It is best serve with rice (Philippines’ staple food) and fried fish. It’s fine though if there’s no fish, but I like it if there is. Haha. Okay. 😀


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