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.

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

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.

Gising Gising, Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: Gising gising, sigarilyas is another variety of popular Bicolano dish. Gising gising has a spicy, salty and creamy taste similar to Bicol express. This dish is made up of chopped sigarilyas cooked in shrimp paste and coconut cream.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

500 grams sigarilyas, sliced into small pieces
300 grams chicken meat, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk(2nd extract)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
4-5 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute or until it’s cooked.
3. Add chicken then stir cook until tender.
4. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil until reduced.
5. Pour coconut cream and chicken bouillon then bring to boil.
6. Add sigarilyas and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook for another minute or the sauce is reduced and thick
8. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Ginisang Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: ginisang sigarilyas or sauteed winged beans is another healthy yet affordable dish. The procedure is very easy and simple, normally the chicken or pork sauteed until brown then cook and simmer with winged beans until tender. Season with bagoong na isda or fish sauce according taste then serve with rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

1 bunch winged beans(sigarilyas), sliced
300 grams chicken fillet or pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fermented fish sauce(bagoong na isda)
1 cup water or chicken/pork stock
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add chicken fillet and stir cook until brown then season with bagoong and pepper.
3. Pour water and bring to boil then add sigarilyas.
4. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until cook then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy.

Ginataang Sigarilyas


Filipino Style Recipe: ginataang sigarilyas or winged beans in coconut milk recipe  is another  simple yet tasty and nutritious vegetable dish, basically it’s a winged beans simmered in coconut milk. Add with pork or shrimp make the recipe more delicious. This is another mouth-watering vegetable dish that is truly enjoyed by most Filipinos.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

300 grams pork belly, cut into small cubes or strips
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 bunch winged beans(sigarilyas), sliced diagonally and ends discarded
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup dried shrimp(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry pork until color turns to light brown.
2. In a same pan, saute onion and garlic. Season with fish sauce then mix well.
3. Add dried shrimp and cook for a minute.
4. Pour in coconut cream and bring to a boil.
5. Add winged beans and cook until vegetables are tender but not overcooked.
6. Add water if necessary. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat.
7. Serve and enjoy.

1. You may also add long beans(sitaw) and red chili if desired.