Ginataang Laing


Ingredients:
25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut milk(kakang gata)
2 cups 2nd extract coconut milk(gata)
3 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo)
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, saute garlic, ginger and onions.
2. Then add the pork, continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add in the taro leaves. Pour in the coconut milk(2nd extract) but do not stir. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Add green chili pepper, red chili, shrimp and shrimp paste.
5. Season with salt and pepper then cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add the remaining coconut milk(1st extract) and continue to simmer until oil comes out.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa


Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps
1/2 squash(kalabasa), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle string beans(sitaw), cut in 3 inches long.
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 can coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients:
Part 1
1. In a saucepan, heat cooking oil and saute onion and garlic.
2. Add shrimps then stir cook for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add shrimp paste and coconut milk then bring to boil.
2. Add the squash then cook 15 minutes or until soft.
3. Put the sauteed shrimps back then add string beans, cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add green chili then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Add water if necessary.
5. Cook for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.

Button Mushroom in Coconut Milk


Ingredients:
400 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
parsley or spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and mushrooms until lightly browned.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 1 minutes.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer until thicken. Stir constantly.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Ginataang Kuhol with Sitaw at Kalabasa

Filipino Style Recipe: Ginataang kuhol or suso(snail with coconut milk) is an exotic dish that you will find surprisingly delicious. Snails cooked in coconut milk that you will enjoy the richness flavor together with vegetables. You can try this dish if your looking for a mouth-watering recipe that will surely agree to your taste.


Ingredients:
1 kilo snails(kuhol or suso)
1 kilo shredded coconut
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
2 pieces green chilli(siling haba)
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. To clean the snails, place the snails in a bowl with water and salt. set aside for a few hours.
2. Rub the shells in water to remove the residues and crack a small opening on the end of the snail.

Part 2
1. Place the shredded coconut in a mixing bowl and pour in 2 cups of hot water.
2. Separate the milk from the shredded coconut by squeezing from the mixture(Use a strainer or a clean cloth). Place in a bowl and set aside.(1st extract)
3. Repeat the procedure, place the milk(2nd extract) to another bowl.

Part 3
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Pour the coconut milk(2nd extract) then bring to boil over medium heat.
3. Add in the snails and bring to a boil once more until it almost absorbed.
4. Add the vegetables and green chili.
5. Add the coconut milk(1st extract) and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Continue cooking until the vegetables are tender but not overcooked.
7. Remove from heat. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Notes:
1. In taking out the snail’s content from the shell, you can use a fork or a toothpick.

Ginataang Halaan with Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: Ginataang Halaan with Sigarilyas is a simple yet delicious seafood dish that’s commonly served by Filipinos. The usual way of eating clams is by using your hands then scoop the meat out of the shell using your mouth. This is usually served during rainy season and it’s a good source of energy for lactating mothers.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo fresh clams(halaan), Wash thoroughly and drain
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
5 pieces sigarilyas (winged bean), chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
1-2 siling labuyo (bird’s eye chili), chopped (optional)
2 pieces green chili (siling haba)
fish sauce(patis) or salt and ground pepper to taste
butter or cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, place clams with water and salt. Cover and set aside for several hours or overnight. (This will allow the clams to expel sand).

Part 2
1. In a wok, melt butter then saute ginger, garlic and onion until translucent.
2. Add labuyo and tomatoes then continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes until reduced. Keep stirring.
4. POur coconut cream and bring to boil then add in clams. Cook for 3 minutes.
5. Add in green chili and sigarilyas then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and ground pepper.
7. Continue cooking over a high heat until all clams shells are open.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Ginataang Bilo-Bilo

Filipino Style Recipe: ginataang bilo-bilo or sticky rice balls in sweet coconut milk is another variety of popular Filipino mid-afternoon snack (meryenda) that is usually served in any special occasion. It is consist of sticky rice balls cooked in sweetened coconut milk together with other ingredients.

Ingredients:
Glutinous Rice Balls(bilo-bilo):
1 cup glutinous rice flour(malagkit)
1/2 cup water

3 cans(400 ml) coconut milk
1 can(400 ml) coconut cream
300 grams white sugar
200 grams tapioca pearls(sago)
200 grams sweet potato(camote), peeled and cut into cubed
200 grams taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubed
6 pieces ripe plantain bananas(saging na saba), peeled and sliced
250 grams ripe jack fruit(langka)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix rice flour and water to make a dough-like consistency.
2. Get a small piece and form into small ball about 1/2 inch in diameter.
3. Repeat this step until all the dough are consumed. Set aside

Part 2
1. In a big pot, pour coconut milk and bring to boil.
2. Add tapioca pearls, sweet potatoes and taro. Simmer uncovered until the pearls are cooked.
3. Add banana, jack fruit and rice balls. Simmer until all the rice balls has floated in the surface.
4. Pour coconut milk and sugar to taste.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata or Chicken and Giblets Adobo with Coconut Milk is another variety of popular Filipino adobo. This dish has a creamy and spicy flavor similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams balunbalunan (chicken giblets), cleaned
300 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger
2. Add giblets and chicken then cover and simmer until tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil. Keep stirring.
5. Add green and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until thickens.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately together with steamed rice.

Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk (Pininyahang baboy sa Gata) is another delicious dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. The pork is simmer and cook in coconut milk and pineapple juice together with pineapple chunks, fresh vegetables, and spices. The tender of pork, the sweet and sour flavor of pineapple and creamy taste of coconut milk makes the dish irresistible. This is truly a mouth-watering dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
2/3 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut milk
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 medium carrot, cut into cubes
1 medium potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat cooking oil and fry carrots and potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Pour coconut milk and pineapple juice then simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce and fish sauce according to taste then simmer for another minute.
6. Remove from the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of skipjack tuna (tulingan) cooked in a combination of coconut milk, vinegar and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams skipjack tuna (tulingan), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

Beef Bicol Express

Filipino Style Recipe: beef bicol express is a popular Filipino dish that has a spicy and creamy taste. This dish is another variety of bicol express originated in Bicol Region. The beef cooked in coconut milk together with shrimp paste, green peppers, beans and red chili.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 50 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut lengthwise
4 pieces long green peppers(siling pangsigang), sliced diagonally
10 pieces baguio beans or green beans, sliced diagonally
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
4 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef then continue sauteing until colors turn to medium brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Pour coconut cream then simmer until reduced.
6. Add the green peppers, baguio beans and red chili then adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!