Ginataang Baboy (Bicol Express) is a very famous signature dish originated in Bicol, Philippines, it has the entire characteristic that I enjoy when it comes to a pork dish, i remember it’s tenderness, creaminess, and spiciness that forever will not be forgotten wherever I go. The secret to a best Pork Bicol Express dish has something to do with the balance of flavors. The spiciness is also a factor but this will depend on the amount of chili pepper that you can tolerate.
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 for free.
Today I’m gonna give you my version of Ginataang Baboy (Bicol Express) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!
1/4 kg. pork, thinly sliced
10 pcs. finger chilies, sliced julienned
3 cups coconut milk, fresh or canned
1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong)
3 tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pc. onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsp. cooking oil
½ tsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Pour oil in “preferably NON-STICK pan” over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger for 1-2mins.
Add the sliced pork, and continue cooking for about 5 to 7 minutes or until color turns light brown.
When pork turns golden brown, add the shrimp paste and sliced chillies and stir moderately.
Then pour the coconut milk and let it boil, simmer for about 30 minutes or until the pork is tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer to reduce the liquid and turns into a thick milky sauce and that’s it!
Serve while it’s hot, share with family and friends, Enjoy!
Ginataang Manok also known as chicken stewed in coconut milk has it’s different kinds of versions but this Filipino signature dish is commonly flavored with ginger and fresh coconut milk. Here in Philippines, a traditional approach requires a native hen that usually grown in the yards, in forests or in mountains because it’s much tastier compared to grocery store chickens and adds more flavor to the dish.
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 or dinner with steamed rice.
This is my version of Ginataang Manok (chicken stewed in coconut milk) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!
1 pc. whole chicken, cut into serving sizes
1 can coconut milk (14 oz.)
2 pcs. medium potatoes, peeled, quartered
5 pcs. thai chili peppers, stemmed, chopped
½ pc. green bell pepper, seeded, cored and sliced into strips
½ pc. red bell pepper, seeded, cored and sliced into strips
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1 pc. onion, peeled, sliced thinly
1 tbsp. fish sauce
½ cup water
¼ cup cooking oil
1 tsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Heat oil in a wide skillet over medium heat then add the potatoes and cook, until color turns lightly browned.
Remove the potatoes from pan and drain, preferably on paper towels.
Then add the bell peppers and cook, stir frequently, for 20-30 seconds, remove and drain on paper towels.
Remove excess oil from pan and leave about 2 tablespoons.
Then sauté garlic and onions. Add the chicken and cook, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add fish sauce and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add coconut milk and the chili peppers, bring to a simmer, lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked and sauce is reduced.
Add the potatoes and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until potatoes are tender and sauce is thickened.
Add the bell peppers and cook for another 2 minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve while it’s hot.
Share with your family and friends.Enjoy!
Ginataang Manok (Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!
Espasol, It is a type of rice cake that is made of rice flour and cooked in coconut milk then rolled with toasted rice flour and usually shaped into small cylinders then wrapped with paper. This unique Filipino treat was originated from the Province of Laguna, Philippines and is available in bus stops and pasalubong stores.
There are many kinds of rice cake recipes and treats, almost all have the same concepts but Espasol is a is distinguished not only for having glutinous sticky rice as a main flour, but also for being finished with a little bit of dusting of rice flour. This is my recipe version of Espasol. Enjoy!
4 cups glutinous rice flour (malagkit)
4 cups coconut milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
Toast rice flour in a skillet over medium heat then stir frequently, for about 25 to 35 mins. or until color turns pale gold and aroma becomes nutty. Set aside ½ cup for rolling espasol.
Combine coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt and sugar in a wide pan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, stir frequently until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
Slowly add 3-1/2 cups of the toasted rice flour, stir regularly to prevent lumps.
Lower heat and continue to cook, stirring and turning regularly, for about 35 to 45 minutes or until mixture is very sticky and becomes oily.
Transfer mixture onto a flat surface and dusted with the remaining toasted flour.
Roll and flatten mixture to about ¼-inch thick using a rolling pin.
Cut espasol into strips with a lightly-greased knife.
Roll espasol on toasted flour until fully coated using your clean hands then shake to rid of excess flour and wrap each piece in banana leaves or in a Japanese paper.
I’ve recently been on a pudding making binge. I’ve been making all sorts of puddings and mousses. I recently made some Vegan Coconut Tapioca Pudding so that my grandson Jett can have some too.
I had some fresh mangoes in the fridge and decided to dress up the pudding with some fresh mangoes. I poured them in half pint jelly jars and served them at one of our barbecues. The guests and my family loved it!
This pudding is light and refreshing, best of all when portioned in jelly jars, wine goblets, or custard cups it’s good enough for company. So if you’re looking for something for dessert next time you have guests impress them with this pudding, they’ll think you spent hours making it!
It makes a great ending to a Father’s Day lunch or dinner too! Try it out!
1 cup small pearl tapioca – not instant
2 cans coconut milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
1 large fresh mango diced
1. Soak tapioca in a bowl of water overnight in the fridge.
2. Drain tapioca and place in a large pot.
3. Add coconut milk and sugar.
4. Cook over medium high heat until it boils. Stir constantly to dissolve the sugar and to keep the bottom from scorching.
5. Once it starts to boil – it should be thickening and tapioca pearls should be translucent – reduce heat to low and cook another 5 minutes or until all the tapioca pearls are translucent.
6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and mango.
7. Pour into bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge until ready to serve. If you will be portioning the pudding pour into jelly jars, custard cups, wine glasses, etc. and cover.