Ginataang hipon sa kalabasa at sitawis a Filipino stew-like dish commonly served with steamed white rice. The kalabasa, also known as pumpkin or squash, adds an earthy flavor to the dish, complementing the taste of the shrimp. The sitaw, also known as string beans, introduce a fresh taste and light crunch to the stew. You will need approximately 30 minutes to cook ginataang shrimp with kalabasa and sitaw. This recipe serves 4 to 5 persons.
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 tbsp. minced garlic
- 3 pcs. green chili
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 cups peeled and cubed squash (kalabasa)
- 2 cups string beans (sitaw); cut into 2 1/2″ length
- 1 tbsp. maggi magic sarap
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- In a skillet saute chopped onion and minced garlic in oil over a medium heat and stir frequently until the onions are browned and the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the peeled and cubed kalabasa and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp and sitaw, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes adding fish sauce, pepper and maggi magic sarap.
- Pour in the coconut milk into the skillet, bring it to a boil and then add the green chili. Cover the skillet and continue simmering until vegetables are cooked and coconut milk becomes a little thick.
- Served hot with steamed rice. Share & enjoy!