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Ginataang Hipon(shrimp in coconut sauce)

Gata(coconut milk)………..I am not really fun of eating any food with coconut because of contradictions to my stomach. Well that is wayback 5 years ago. and I deeply regret why I did not eat coconut dishes during that time. Since I posted Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa (shrimp with coconut cream and pumpkin) which turnout to be one of my popular post here. I am now slowly exploring to coconut dishes like curry  dishes. But sad to say, my wife doesn’t eat curry dishes. OK back to the dish, It is dish made with stir fry shrimp flavored with shrimp paste and coconut milk serve with your choice of green leafy vegetables. I used spinach on this one…………………………..Did you know that shrimp is loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc. Shrimp is also carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds. Zinc supplementation of zinc deficient subjects has been shown to increase the levels of circulating leptin. Leptin is a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the body’s energy expenditure, fat storage, and appetite. Insufficient leptin levels are believed to be the primary cause of food cravings, overeating, and obsession with food. The iodine in shrimp is good for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder weight loss…..

Ingredients: (good for 4-6 persons)

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 15 pcs shrimp
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 3 pcs green chillies


  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion, add shrimp paste. Add in coconut milk, shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and cooked for a minute
  • Serve hot!!

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry

………….Shrimp and broccoli stir-fry…………….This is a quick and easy recipe that I think everybody can cook. It is a vegetable dish I loved to pair every time I cook fried or roast dishes such as traditional roast pork or crispy pata and many more. I will tell you a little story about this dish, My wife made this when we had a visitor at home, to complete the line up of menu, we usually have one “saucy dish or casserole” such as kalderetang bakaone fried dish and one vegetable dish. Believe it or not, it so happen that our guest that time does not or can not eat shrimp and tomato base casserole. (hello tita, starring ka dito sa kwento ko ha..LOL). So it ended up eating her own “pot luck” . How about you guys? are you allergic of some other food? If you ask me, I hate eating okra and “saluyot” – it’s a kind of vegetable ingredient that is very sticky in texture when its cooked………………………………..Did you know that broccoli is helpful in repairing skin damage thanks to the glucoraphanin it contains which helps the skin to detoxify and repair itself. And also, broccoli bolsters the immune system with a large dose of beta-carotene. Trace minerals, such as zinc and selenium, further act to strengthen immune defense actions……

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 2 heads of broccoli (cut in serving portions)
  • 15 pcs of peeled shrimps
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolve in 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • in a non-stick pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in shrimp and broccoli and seasoned with oyster sauce, salt and pepper. let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • dissolve corn flour and water and add soy sauce. mix well and pour over and let it boil for a minute until sauce is thickened
  • Serve hot!

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…… 

Shrimp & Egg Fried Rice

…in macau we call this as chow fan…..almost every corner in macau you can see small restaurant similar to new zealand’s takeaways selling variety of chow fan meal. usually the kind of rice used is “long grain” …Did you know that rice provides fast and instant energy, good bowel movement, stabilizing blood sugar levels and providing essential source ofvitamin B1 to human body. Other benefits include skin care, resistance to high blood pressure, dysentery and heart diseases….

Ingredients: good for sharing

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 meduim onions
  • 50 gms peeled shrimp
  • 50 gms mixed veggies
  • 1 pc egg
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp chinese light soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • salt & pepper to taste


in a wok, heat oil and saute garli & onion, add in shrimps and veggies. pour over rice wine & soy sauce.  then pour in egg and cooked rice. seasoned with salt & pepper…serve hot..

Great with fried dishes…

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