Ginataang Kalabasa, Sitaw at Hipon is a Filipino vegetable stew made with kabocha squash, shrimp, and long beans cooked in coconut milk. It’s creamy, spicy, and delicious with steamed rice!
Cooking with coconut milk is one of my favorite methods of preparing our meals at home and I do in fact have plenty of ginataan recipes on the blog. From desserts, snacks to main meals, I love the luxurious taste this nature’s liquid adds to food.
One dish that coconut milk works so well is in this squash and long beans stew. The savory flavors of the shrimp and the sweet notes of the squash meld into one hearty sauce that’s just begging to be spooned on steamed rice!
Although you can peel and devein the shrimp prior to cooking if you like, I suggest keeping the shells intact.
It’s a bit messier but I find it a far more delicious experience when I get down and dirty with my hands and suck on heads, err shrimp heads.