Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa(Shrimp in coconut cream & pumpkin)

This is my wife home cooking, A local dish she learned from her grand mother. You can enjoy pairing this with fried fish or pork. A simple dish that full of healthy ingredients. . . Did you know that pumpkins contains lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and alpha-hydroxy-acids which helps to reduce the signs of aging. It is also rich in beta carotene – Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers than those who fail to include beta-carotene-rich foods in their diet…

Ingredients: (good for 4-6 persons)

  • 32 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 meduim onion
  • 12-15 pcs shrimp
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 small pumpkin(peeled and cut evenly bite size)
  • 6-8strings of beans (cut 2 inched)
  • 6-8 pcs ocra
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream


  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garli and onion, add shrimp paste. add in pumpkin and simmer for 2-3 minutes. add in coconut milk, shrimp, ocra and string beans. bring to a boil until all veggies are half tender.
  • seasoned with a littl smile and serve…… 

About noris

a simple person who loves to cook!! ride with me as we explore ........"a journey to different cuisines" . Bringing the restaurant flavour to your home...

Posted on July 14, 2011, in Vegetable dishes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Yummmm….Vit. A good for the eyes….

  2. I made your recipe, reducing the oil to 2 teaspoons. I used water instead of all that oil and it turned out fine. I didn’t have pumpkin, so I substituted carnival squash with a dash of pumpkin pie spice. I didn’t have okra, so I doubled the green beans. Thanks again for sharing this recipe. I will refer my readers to your site and this recipe in particular. I got some shrimp paste from a local Asian fusion restaurant. It wasn’t in our Pennsylvania, USA, stores.

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