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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Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!

Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!

Chicken AfritadaFor every Fiesta in my Hometown one of the most popular dishes we  cook is Afritada.  Here we have lots versions of Afritada we have Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Goat Afritada.  For now I will give you my version of Chicken Afritada. I reveal to you my secret recipe to make your afritada perfect.

Basically Afritada is a Filipino Stew.  It is the local adaptation of a recipe brought over by the Spaniards who ruled the islands for over 3 centuries.  This dish is meat and vegetables simmered in a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with Patis – Filipino Fish Sauce.

I love stews in tomato sauce and other similar dishes.  This Chicken Afritada this is very delicious and very interesting dish to cook.   I’m sure you and the rest of your family will love this.

Ingredients:

1 small can Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or any Brand

1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into serving size

1/2 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

1 large potato, chunks

1 large carrot, chunks

1 medium red bell pepper, chunks

1/4 cup green peas

4 gloves garlic, minced

1 medium onion, chunks

1 1/4 cup water

1 tbsp fish sauce (Patis)

3 tbsp cooking oil

salt to taste

 

Directions:

Chicken Afritada

Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.

Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.

Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.

Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).

Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.

Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.

 

Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice

Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.

Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl.

 

Serve with hot steamed white rice.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!
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Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.
  2. Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.
  4. Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).
  5. Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice
  8. Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.
  9. Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl.
  11. Serve with hot steamed white rice.
  12. Enjoy!!!
Recipe Notes

You can also boil the chicken and use the chicken stock instead of water.

If you're cooking for more people use the whole can of tomato sauce, 1 big can of Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits, add more vegetables and add 1 cup water.

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