When my mom cooks Ginataang Kalabasa I swear I eat with my hands. This is a healthy and truly delicious vegetable dish, we’ll never get tired of eating.
1 cup of squash cut in cube
1 bunch of string beans cut about 4 inches long
3 cloves of garlic
1 onion sliced
3 tbsp of shrimp paste (bagoong) if its not available you can use patis to add the fish flavor about 1 tbsp)
1 pack of coconut milk (about one cup)
about 12 pcs of prawns
about 4 to 5 pieces of crab (alimasag) (you can cut them into two to help the flavor propagate in the dish
siling labuyo (optional) it depends if you want it spicy or not
salt and pepper
Heat the pan, put the cooking oil. Add the garlic and onion. Once their fragrant perfume comes out add the shrimp paste. Sauté for about few minutes then add the squash and string beans. Pour the coconut milk and cover, let it simmer gently over low fire. Once it boiled add the rest of ingredients; prawns, crab and sili. Cover and continue simmering for about ten minutes. Stir from time to time to avoid that the bottom to stick. Once the sauce has reduced in volume you can turn off the fire. Best served with hot rice . Kain na!