Friday, November 17, 2006

Lasang Pinoy 15: Guinataang Kalabasa (Squash with Coconut Milk)

I grew up in an animal-lover family. We had many cats and dogs as pet, and we even had chicken and pigs in our backyard. So left-over foods had no place in our refrigerator, it belonged to the tummy of our pets.

When I got married, we lived separately from our family. Even if I really want to have a pet in our house, it isn’t allowed in the place we live in. Early on in our marriage, I usually threw left-over food in the trash can. The only left-over food then that I re-create into another dish is lechon, turning it into paksiw na lechon. As I learned the science of being a true homemaker, I learned ways to create dishes using left-over foods. I observed my cousin adding fish in his hamburger recipe. So, I started using flaked fried fish in many different dishes. I mix it with ground beef or pork to make lumpiang shanghai, sweet and sour meatballs, or torta. I also use left-over fried or grilled fish in my dinengdeng or pinakbet recipe.

Instead of using crab or shrimp, I used flaked fried fish for my guinataang kalabasa recipe which is my contribution for LP 15.


2 cups cubed squash
1 tbsp. crushed garlic
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup flaked fried fish (boneless)
1 tbsp. shrimp paste


In a pan, sauté garlic and onion, add green chillies, flaked fried fish and shrimp paste. Add the coconut milk and squash. Simmer until the squash is cooked (actually, I overcooked the squash)

Thank you Mang Mike for hosting LP 15 and for waiting for my late entry.


mike mina said...

hi Lani,

Thanks again for joining us at Lasang Pinoy 15! See ya again in the next event . . .

ces said...

wow miss ko na yan lani!

Mae said...

Lani, how i love ginata! Anything ginata. I'm dreaming of this ginataang kalabasa right now. I haven't had breakfast yet.

Do you have any leftover i can recycle in my tummy? *hehe*

Anonymous said...

Hi Lani! I just had ginataang kalabasa and sitao... yum! Tulad ni Ces, na-miss ko din yun. :)

Anonymous said...

oh that was me Lani. something is wrong with my browser...