Ginataang Gulay  (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Gulay is a stew like dish usually prepared with different kinds of vegetables like green beans , okra, squash, ampalaya, eggplant and sitaw. A little slices of meat and seafood are also added to add more taste and flavor. This is very simple yet a mouth watering meal of the day.

Any kind of Filipino dish that has gata (coconut milk) as a main ingredient is called “Ginataan”. In tropical Countries like my home town Philippines, coconuts are common and abundant so we don’t have a problem processing amazing and fresh coconut milk straight from our coconut trees. This is a very common homemade dish and is usually prepared for lunch with steamed rice.

This is my version of Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

½ pc. medium calabasa (pumpkin or squash) peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes

8 oz. fresh or frozen young green jackfruit, thawed and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 pcs. medium eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch thickness

8 to 10 pcs. green beans, ends trimmed, cut into halves

1 can (19 oz.) kakang gata (coconut cream)

½ lb. pork belly, cut into 1-inch strips

½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp. shrimp paste, sauteed

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

1 pc. onion, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp. cooking oil

1 cup water

1 tsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.

Then add the onions and garlic and cook until limp.

Add the pork,  stir occasionally and cook until lightly browned.

Then add the shrimps and cook till color turns pink and add shrimp paste and cook, stir regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Then add the coconut cream and water, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced.

Add the jackfruit and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the calabasa and cook till tender but firm.

Then add the eggplant and green beans and continue to cook till vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve while it’s hot,

Share with family and friends and Enjoy!

Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!
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Servings Prep Time
5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Servings Prep Time
5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Servings Prep Time
5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  2. Then add the onions and garlic and cook until limp.
  3. Add the pork, stir occasionally and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Then add the shrimps and cook till color turns pink and add shrimp paste and cook, stir regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the coconut cream and water, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced.
  6. Add the jackfruit and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add the calabasa and cook till tender but firm.
  8. Then add the eggplant and green beans and continue to cook till vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve while it’s hot,
  11. Share with family and friends and Enjoy!
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Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk – Ginataang Hipon Recipe!!!

Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk – Ginataang Hipon Recipe!!!

 Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from grated coconut milk. Coconut milk has a unique rich taste and is one of the best and healthy ingredients you can use. Coconut milk which is rich in vitamins and minerals has many benefits such as helping to lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes.  It is also lactose free and can be used as a milk substitute by those who are lactose intolerant.

When making Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk choose the freshest and biggest shrimp you can find.  Make sure you don’t burn the ginger and garlic and the shrimp is not overcooked. Timing is everything!  It’s very important to cook the coconut milk until a little oil comes out to get the nice flavor that blends perfectly with the flavors of ginger and garlic.   The green beans and the chilies should be cooked just right.

Today I will share with you my version of this yummy dish, Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk.   If you like this one you’ll love my version of Ginataang Alimasag (Crab Cooked in Coconut Milk)!


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Ingredients:

2-3 cups coconut milk

2 pcs. long green chili

1 lb shrimp

2 pcs. long red chili or 6-8 pc. Thai chili

1 tbsp. ginger, minced

¼ tbsp. ground black pepper

2 tbsp. fish sauce

2 tbsp. cooking oil

4 gloves garlic, minced

1 medium size onion, chopped

1 small squash

1 bunch Green Beans cut into 3-inch lengths

Salt to taste

Directions:

Heat cooking oil in a pan

Sauté onion, ginger, and garlic

Add salt, ground black pepper, and fish sauce; cook for 30 seconds

Pour-in coconut milk

Let boil in medium heat for about 25 to 30 minutes until it is reduced to half

Add the shrimp and cook for 5 to 7 minutes

Add the green and red chillies and cook for 5 minutes

Serve and Enjoy!

Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Hipon or (Shrimp in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Hipon or (Shrimp in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan
  2. Sauté onion, ginger, and garlic
  3. Add salt, ground black pepper, and fish sauce; cook for 30 seconds
  4. Pour-in coconut milk
  5. Let boil in medium heat for about 25 to 30 minutes until it is reduced to half
  6. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 to 7 minutes
  7. Add the green and red chillies and cook for 5 minutes
  8. Add more salt to taste
  9. Serve and Enjoy
Recipe Notes

Timing is everything for this recipe.  Don't burn ginger and garlic, and don't overcook the shrimp.   Be sure you boil the coconut milk until some oil comes out to get the right flavor.

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