Ginataang Hipon sa Kalabasa at Sitaw (Shrimp, Squash and String Beans in Coconut Milk)

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

Cooking Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Served hot with steamed rice. Share & enjoy!

17 thoughts on “Ginataang Hipon sa Kalabasa at Sitaw (Shrimp, Squash and String Beans in Coconut Milk)

  1. That is perfectly yummy..I am actually so hungry right now while watching the picture and reading the ingredients and how to prepare it. I am at work now, since it’s idle I have directed myself to your blog accidentally. I love to cook specially doing some revision on anything I cook. Thank you for your ginataang hipon. Can’t wait to go home and cook this..

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  3. hi mam salamat po sa npakasarap na gnataang hipon. 1st time ko pong nagluto ng gnataang hipon dhl nirequest ng asawa ko. at iyun booom! nagenjoy po tlga kme. parequest po ng batchoy recipe! pa email po please and thankyou very much

    • mbuti nmn at successful ung dish mo, mrming slamat s pag visit mo s page ko pero d ko p ntry ang batchoy di kc available ang ibng ingredients d2 s place nmin d ble pag nagbkasyon kmi s pinas try ko gwin yan, post ko d2 ang recipe if ever. thanks 🙂

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  7. Yup, but make sure to simmer it in low to medium heat to avoid veggies from burning, covering the skillet would also produce vapor that helps soften the veggies…thnx for dropping by! 🙂

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