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
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
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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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Ginataang Alimasag (Crab in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!

Ginataang Alimasag (Crab in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!

Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk)

Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from grated coconut milk. The unique rich taste of coconut milk 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.  You can even use it when making ice cream and other recipes requiring milk.  

Cooking seafood in coconut milk is common in Philippines. We have Ginataang Hipon or (shrimp in coconut milk), Sinanglay na Tilapia  (wrapped tilapia  in coconut milk) and many other dishes, but for now I will give you my version of Ginataang Alimasag (crab in coconut milk).   This is one of our family’s all-time favorite dishes.  My uncle, a fisherman always comes home with lots of seafood, specially fish and crabs, so we always cook Ginataang Alimasag.

In the tropical province of Bohol especially in our district we have lots of coconut trees, so we have no problem in getting fresh coconut milk for free, but you can use canned or frozen coconut milk from the Asian markets if you don’t have fresh coconut milk or you just don’t feel like grating and squeezing coconut meat to get the milk.

This is my version of Ginataang Alimasag or Crab in Coconut Milk. You will definitely love it!


Ingredients:

7-8 pcs. blue crabs

1 tbsp. oil

4-5 cloves garlic, minced

1 thumb size ginger

5-6 thai chili peppers

4 cups coconut milk, you can use canned or frozen coconut milk

5-7 cups water for steaming

1 pc. onion chopped

1 tbsp. fish sauce

1 small squash

1 bunch Green Beans cut into 3-inch lengths

1 cup coconut cream (Available in Asian Markets)

1 tbsp. pepper

salt to taste

Directions:

Wash the crabs very well to get rid of dirt and grime.

Arrange crabs belly side down in a steamer basket.  Salt to taste.

Place steamer basket in a pot of water.

Cover pot and steam over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes or until shell turns bright orange.   Remove from heat.

In a wide pan or wok over medium heat  cook garlic, onions and ginger until limp and aromatic.

Add the chili peppers and cook for 35 to 45 seconds.

Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the coconut milk and simmer until reduced.

Add the squash and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until half-cooked.

Add the string beans and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the steamed crabs and coconut cream.  Stir to combine.

Continue to cook, regularly spooning sauce over crabs, for about 9 to 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are cooked but firm.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and Enjoy!!!

 

Crab in coconut milk
Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 30 Minutes
Crab in coconut milk
Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the crabs very well to get rid of dirt and grime.
  2. Arrange crabs belly side down in a steamer basket. Salt to taste.
  3. Place steamer basket in a pot of water.
  4. Cover pot and steam over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes or until shell turns bright orange. Remove from heat.
  5. In a wide pan or wok over medium heat cook garlic, onions and ginger until limp and aromatic.
  6. Add the chili peppers and cook for 35 to 45 seconds.
  7. Add the fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Add the coconut milk and simmer until reduced.
  9. Add the squash and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until half-cooked.
  10. Add the string beans and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Add the steamed crabs and coconut cream. Stir to combine.
  12. Continue to cook, regularly spooning sauce over crabs, for about 9 to 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are cooked but firm.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve and Enjoy!!!
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