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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