LaPiS: Saucy

In our home, this saucy dish is a perfect complement to anything fried or grilled.

Presenting – my version of Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw (Squash and Green Beans in Coconut Milk).

Since the usual kalabasa (native green pumpkin) and sitaw (string beans) which are so plentiful in Manila are quite hard to find here, I had to substitute them with butternut squash and canned green beans.  I was quite happy with the result nonetheless since the natural sweetness of the squash tasted so well with the creaminess of the coconut milk.

Here’s a quick “how to”: Saute the cubed squash in garlic and onions.  Add enough water to cover the squash until it becomes tender and quite mushy.  Add 1 cup coconut milk, canned green beans, salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.  Simmer until mixture bubbles.  Serve and enjoy.


10 responses to this post.

  1. M has been requesting for this! up until now i haven’t obliged haha! pakita ko nlang to pic!:)

    Sige, picture muna to whet your hub’s appetite tapos kitchen action na – hehehe 🙂


  2. this looks good, kahit di ako kumakain ng kalabasa! nice color.:D

    Thanks for your kind comment, Luna, though you admittedly are not a kalabasa fan pala – hehehe 😉


  3. naku i made sabaw with my kalabasa most times… i will try this one, kasi I dont like eating coconut sauce based food at night.

    I know what you mean, Sha… Gata at night? Not a very good idea… 😉


  4. Creamy kalabasa sauce is always a hit! Sabayan pa ng may gata? Sarap nyan talaga!

    Oo nga, mas nakakagana kumain… lakas nga lang sa kanin so medyo fattening…


  5. Posted by Leap of Faith! on 9 December 2008 at 10:39 am

    I’ve always loved this dish. The butternut squash is also better kasi it is sweet… the coconut milk… yummy!

    I know…anything with coconut milk is usually a hit with you 😉


  6. When I was a kid, I never liked eating this, but now, I make sure the whole family does! =D I use naman spinach as substitute for sitaw hehe. And oh, we eat this with bagoong!

    Talk about “double standard” – hahaha! 😆 Will have to try using spinach naman the next time… And yes, I’ve tried adding some bagoong to this too and it turned out yummier! 😀


  7. Ate Pinky, ang sarap naman tignan niyan! (Gaya ng lahat ng luto mo.) Akala ko sinubukan mo na yung may dried pusit e. Hehe!

    Hamo, Twinx, at naka-“line-up” na yan – promise! 🙂 Medyo kinakabahan nga lang ako dahil baka mangamoy ang pusit at magreklamo ang mga Arabong kapitbahay – hehehe!


  8. one of my faves! we’re actally going to have this tomorrow … 🙂

    Good for you! Enjoy! 🙂


  9. my hubby is not very partial to ulam with gata in it kaya i dont have the opportunity to cook something like this as much as i’d like. pero fave ko yan! and super healthy pa with the vitamin a and all 🙂

    Yup – at na-“brainwash” ko na rin ang mga kids into eating this so that they’ll have better eyesight – hehehe…


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