Mixed Seafood in Coconut Milk Recipe

The Philippines is famous for dishes that use coconut milk. This method of cooking is locally referred to as “Ginataan or Guinataan”, which means to cook in coconut milk.

There are many famous regional dishes that make use coconut milk. Laing, Bicol express, Ginataang Tilapia, Ginataang Manok, Binignit, and Ginataang Mais are some of the popular ones.

Mixed Seafood in Coconut milk is a combination of different sea foods such as crabs, mussels, shrimp, and squid — all cooked in coconut milk or coconut cream. Although it might sound simple, this recipe really tastes good.

I like seafood; this dish brings out the good flavors of the seafood ingredients in a way that is pleasant to our taste buds. I also love the kick from the dried chilies. I recommend having this dish with generous amounts of steamed rice.

Do you love Ginataan? What are your favorite Ginataan Recipes?

Try this Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Milk recipe and let me know your thoughts.

Mixed Seafood in Coconut Milk Recipe


  • 1 lb mixed seafood (combinacion de mariscos)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons shrimp paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 pieces dried Thai chili
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat cooking pot, and then pour-in cooking oil.
  2. Saute garlic and onions
  3. Pour-in coconut milk, stir, and let boil.
  4. Sprinkle ground black pepper. Add-in dried chilies and shrimp paste. Stir and simmer until the liquid reduces to half.
  5. Add mixed seafood and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Turn-ff heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
  7. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 3


  1. Ustegrl says:

    First time I cooked this dish since I found fresh mixed seafood here in cali. Brought it for lunch at a friend’s house and they liked it. Thanks for the recipe. I also used fresh pansigang n sili. Thanks and more power!

  2. This is perfect dish..I try it once and it makes me feel home..;) Thank you so much in this website (panlasang pinoy) I’ll try more of your dishes.GOBLESS and more power.

  3. Hi,
    I would like to try your recipe, but may i ask where to buy (combinacion de mariscos)can you tell please

    • Where is your locale? If you live somewhere in the US, you can try your local hispanic store, they like using the seafood mix in their ceviche dish.

  4. ill try to cook this one..madali lng syang lutuin..fav ko kasi ang mga food na may gata..

  5. I would like to give this recipe a go but can I use fish sauce instead of shrimp paste?

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