Friday, April 16, 2010

Today's Menu...

Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa (String Beans and Squash in Coconut Milk)

This is one of my family dish that we often serve with fried fish typically at lunch time. I hope you'll like it, too.


4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 medium size onion, chopped
1/4 part of a small-sized squash, sliced about 1cm thick
string beans, cut about 2in in length
pork belly, sliced in bite size
1 cup of coconut milk
salt and pepper


For the pork belly:

1.) Wash the meat thoroughly.
2.) Heat about 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and let it boil then put the meat.
3.) Do not cover. Wait until water evaporates leaving the meat cooking on it's own fat. 
4.) Take the meat out of the pan when it is already tender.

For the dish:

1.) Heat the oil on the pan.
2.) Sauté garlic until golden brown then add onions. Cook until onions turn transparent. Add the pork. Cover the pan and let the meat absorb the flavor of the garlic and onion.
3.) Add the squash and string beans.
4.) Add the coconut milk and let it simmer for a while. 
5.) Adjust the taste by adding salt and pepper. A little amount of vinegar (about 2tbsp) can help give the dish a little citrus-y, acid taste to break the overwhelming creaminess of the coconut milk. 

Serve with a fried tinapa or round scad and hot plain rice. Makes 4 servings.


Hephaestion said...

lurrve the layout!!! yey!! mommy from hell!!

Jelly Bean said...

Yum! Now i'm craving for some veggies ;D

thirdy_smom said...

@ josh! backyardigans is theater 101, di ba? lurrve it, too!

@ jelly - luto ka na din nito hehehehe

kpopdivie said...

mam... kita ko n rin tong niluto mo. nakakagutom! sn magdala k nito s office.tapos lagyan mo ng konting anghang... hehe ( special request )