Ginataang Hipon is a Filipino dish consist of shrimps mixed with coconut milk as the main ingredients. Ginataan alternatively spelled guinataan is a Filipino term which refers to food cooked with gata - the Filipino word for coconut milk. Literally translated, ginataan means cooked with coconut milk. This recipe fits for small gatherings at home during summer. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoon minced garlic
2 lbs shrimps
3 stalks of malunggay leaves (remove from stems)
3 cups peeled and cubed squash
2 cups string beans (sitaw); cut into 2″ length
1 tablespoon salt
3 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 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 squash and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add shrimp and string beans then continue cooking for another 3 minutes
- Add fish sauce, pepper and salt.
- Pour in the coconut milk into the skillet, bring it to a boil and reduced to half.
- Add the malunggay leaves
- Cover the skillet and continue simmering until vegetables are cooked and coconut milk becomes a little thicker.
- Served hot with steamed rice.