It's always ginataang sitaw at kalabasa everytime we have string beans (sitaw) and squash (kalabasa) that's why today I broke the usual routine, I sauteed the string beans and squash (ginisang sitaw at kalabasa) and it turned out good.
The music being played made me feel at home and reminded me of what my grandparents would listen to.
I live far from this place and after this experience I don't think it's worth the trip to go back.
This is a healthy and truly delicious vegetable dish, we’ll never get tired of eating.
Ingredients: 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 Procedure: Heat the pan, put the cooking oil. 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.
Ginataang alimasag is another of our many seafood dishes cooked in coconut milk and chilies.
I included long beans and calabasa to the pot I made today but other vegetables such as pechay, spinach or eggplant are also common additions.