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Ginataang Kalabasa

Ginataang Kalabasa
Ginataang Kalabasa

Ginataang Kalabasa or Squash stewed in coconut milk with baby shrimps or hibe. Simple Filipino lutong bahay, budget friendly and healthy for the family.

Ginataang Kalabasa Recipe


4 cups kalabasa (kabocha squash), pared, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks
½ lb small shrimps, or you can alternatively use hibe
1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon patis (fish sauce)
2 cups coconut milk
1 long green chilis (siling haba)
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper


In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic, onions and season with patis. Toss to even out taste for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add in coconut milk and let it simmer over low heat and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced.

Add in squash slices and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes more until it becomes tender. Then, add shrimps and continue to cook for about 2 minutes until it changes in color.
Add 1 long green chili pepper and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with spring onions

Turn off heat. Serve and enjoy!

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