Ginataang Hipon, Sitaw, at Kalabasa is a delicious shrimp and vegetable dish that you should try. As the name connotes, ginataan refers to any dish cooked in coconut milk or coconut cream. This dish makes use of shrimps with shells and head on, string beans, squash, and malunggay leaves (moringa). Coconut milk is used in […]
This ginataang salmon recipe is a salmon dish wherein the fish is cooked in coconut cream (or coconut milk) is a simple Filipino fish recipe. You can use this as a guide to make your meal more enjoyable. This dish is very easy and quick to prepare; in fact, your Ginataang Salmon will be ready […]
Ginataang Pusit or Squid cooked in coconut milk is a quick, easy, and delicious Filipino dish that I love to eat with warm rice. As I’ve d mentioned, this is quick and easy because it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and the steps are simple and straightforward. Many people like this dish spicy […]
Ginataang galunggong is a Filipino fish recipe that makes use of galunggong or round scad (some call it mackerel scad and shortfin scad) is a common fish variety in the Philippines. This was considered as a poor man’s food back in the days because of its affordable cost. However, things change as time goes by. […]
Gising gising is a ground pork and green bean dish cooked in coconut milk. Shrimp paste (bagoong) is used to enhance the flavor. This version calls for chili to make it spicier. If you don’t like spicy foods, you can always omit this ingredient. I’ve tried to get more information about the history of Gising […]
Ginataang Hipon is a Filipino Recipe that consists of shrimps cooked in coconut milk. This method of cooking is locally referred as “ginataan”, which means “to cook in coconut milk” (gata). Aside from shrimps, other meats, seafood, and vegetables can also be cooked this way. Coconut milk is an awesome ingredient provided that you know […]
Laing or dried taro leaves cooked in coconut milk is a popular dish in the Philippines. I have been trying to cook this dish for a while now using different recipes, but nothing compares to the Spicy Laing Recipe that I recently learned from a Bicolano friend.This is one of the dishes wherein availability of […]
Ginataang Langka is young or unripe jackfruit cooked in coconut milk. This is a delicious dish that goes well with hot steamed rice.
We were able to feature the Ginataang Langka Recipe a few months back. The video was shot in the Philippines during my last visit. I did not have a hard time getting the ingredients because they were readily available in the nearby wet market.
Ginataang Puso ng Saging are banana blossoms cooked in coconut milk (or coconut cream).
“Ginataan” is a Filipino term which means to cook in coconut milk or coconut cream. “Puso ng Saging”, on the otherhand, literally means Banana heart. We all know that the banana tree has no heart. The banana heart are banana blossoms. These is a bud or flower that will become banana (fruits) later on.
Cooking Ginataang Puso ng Saging using fresh banana blossoms is quite tedious. I use fresh banana blossoms everytime I make this dish, but that was when I was in the Philippines. The procedure is quite tedious considering that the banana blossoms needs to be prepared before cooking.
The preparation involves chopping the blossoms and soaking them in salt for several minutes. This is done to release the sap inside the banana blossoms. Once this has been completed, the banana blossoms are washed with water and placed inside a cloth. The cloth is squeezed later on to fully release all the sap (similar to making atchara) from the banana blossoms – only then can you start cooking.
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 seafoods 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.