Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa with Crabs Recipe

Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa is a vegetable dish composed of Calabaza squash and string beans.

The vegetables are cooked in coconut milk or coconut cream. Different kinds of seafood — sometimes meat is used to cook  this dish to add more flavor.

There are many different variations of Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa, but this one is my favorite — because of the crabs. I like this dish better with alimasag (blue crabs); the flavor of the crabs blends well with the vegetables and coconut milk.

Everytime I cook this vegetable and crab recipe, I make sure to cook an extra cup of rice because the wonderful flavor of this dish always increases my appetite. I must control my rice intake though, so I limit myself to 2 cups of rice.

Try this Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa recipe and let me know what you think


Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs fresh blue crabs (alimasag)
  • 1 lb squash (calabaza), sliced into cubes
  • 1 bunch string beans (about 3 to 4 cups), cut into 2.5 inch length
  • 3 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat a cooking pot and pour cooking oil.
  2. Saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add fish sauce and coconut cream, and then let boil.
  4. Put-in the ground black pepper, and then cook for 10 minutes in medium heat until the liquid reduces.
  5. Put-in the crabs and stir. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the squash (kalabasa) and cook until the squash becomes a little soft.
  7. Add the string beans, stir, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat off and transfer to a serving plate.
  9. Serve with hot steamed rice.
  10. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

  
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Comments

  1. Hello!
    Panalo talaga ang recipe ng Panlasang Pinoy….Ginataang kalabasa at string beans at hipon…sinubukan ko lng ang hipon, imbes na alimasag…GOD BLESS

  2. Christine says:

    Hi Vanjo! :)

    Thank u so much sa recipe…Malaking tulong nito skin kz step by step tlga at my video pa..

    GOD BLESS…

  3. Hi,

    i love the recipes here.

    my boyfriend loves every dish that i cook for him. :) thanks to Panlasang pinoy

  4. THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE, I WILL TRY THIS LATER. NAKA KUHA NA RIN AKO DITO NG PANDESAL RECIPE AND I LIKE IT COZ KUHA KO TALAGA, MADE IT PERFECT….

    GOD BLESS…

  5. Hi Vanjo! :)instead of alimasag anong pweding e-substitute? thank you po….