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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lutong Bahay: Ginataang Kalabasa't Hipon

Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house.

Although I'm a big meat eater, I managed to abstain from eating any chicken, pork or beef this Good Friday in observance of Lent. Of course, you wouldn't expect me to turn vegetarian in an instant. So the most perfect alternative to juicy, succulent meat is seafood.

Ginataang Kalabasa at Hipon

For someone like me who has seafood allergies, this can be tough. Although I love my shellfishes and crustaceans, these yummy sea creatures give me crazy itching and swelling. However, I still take the risk and just turn to my friendly and always-ready antihistamines, especially when it's my mom's Ginataang Kalabasa't Hipon (Squash & Shrimp in Coconut Milk) that's on the table.

Honestly, I'm not a big fan of squash. But whenever I see a plate of this treat on our table, I can't help but feel excited as I just love the combination of squash and coconut milk. It's creamy, savory and oh-so-good! And if that's not scrumptious enough, the addition of big shrimps (or prawns) definitely makes this dish a winner for me.

Squash & Shrimp in Coconut Milk

I haven't tried cooking my own Ginataang Kalabasa't Hipon yet, but I'll make sure to get the recipe from my mom and try to recreate this (seemingly) simple yet very satisfying dish some time soon. I hope I don't ruin one of my favorite seafood treats though.

How about you, are you also a fan of Ginataang Kalabasa't Hipon? If not, what seafood dishes are your favorites? I hope you'd care to share them so I can try to convince my mom to make them for me. In the meantime, I hope you're having a nice and safe Lent, or long weekend, if you don't observe this Christian season.

62 comments:

  1. One of my favorite dishes!Yummy!

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  2. im not a fan of the dished na may ginataan or gata. i dont know why. :(

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  3. I just recently discovered that I like squash and beans together :) And I love shrimps!

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  4. I am a sea food and guinataan lover.Forget about fork and spoon and dig in with both hands and a lot of rice.And for some with allergies to sea food ,don't worry and get ready,enjoy eating, anti histamines are always ready to help.

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  5. My favorite Ginataang Kalabasa't Hipon!!!! :D basta may Hipon gusto ko yan! nom nom :9

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  6. I like that meal. But my mom cooks it a different way before. She uses little shrimps. I don't know what it's called.

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  7. im not a fan of squash either but when mom cooks it with gata and with little shrimps (we call it "hibi"), ahhhh!! heaven!!!

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  8. so yummy! yeah just perfect for good friday guilty indulgence ha!ha! this is also my favorite dish.

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  9. oh my! How I wish I can cook :(

    Then I'll prepare mostly the 'pampabata' dishes! hahahaha!

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  10. Ohhh, delicious. I love any dish with gata in it that sometimes I wonder if I really don't have any Bicolano ancestors. :) My sister makes a variety of this dish by combining tomato sauce and gata. Haha!

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  11. Oh my! I am drooling and I just had my lunch! I love ginataan and shrimp! All the more when they're together! Hmmmmm.. ma try nga bukas :P. Thanks for the idea sissy!

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  12. I've never tried ginataang kalabasa with shrimp. My mom always put pork cutlets in our vegetable dishes.

    Pero I saw some households use hibe :D

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  13. may fave too, sabaw palang ulam na

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  14. wow yummy :) my mom cooked ginataang kalabasa with shrimp last thursday (as a tradition we don't eat meat every lenten season #pamahiin) I'm also allergic with shrimp :( but squash and the gata is still the best :)

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  15. looks yummy! i seldom eat viands with gata e.. i like it better in kakanin/ desserts :D

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  16. masarap to pero bawal sa akin yong hipon. masarap kasi kahit bawal. nakakainis. hehehe! by the way, do you accept ex-links? i do check here :) http://feelingfoodblogger.blogspot.com/p/link-exchange.html

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  17. looks like super yummy, i always love shrimp and of course squash is an all time fave. Now, i'm hungry :)

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  18. hay, sarap talaga kapag kuminsan bawal kumain ng karne, ano sumi? lol... Yahweh bless.

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  19. I am a huge fan of ginataang kalabasat hipon, Ulam namin to kanina =)

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  20. big fan here. we just have this recipe last holy thursday sans he big hipon. i just mixed in sitsaron :)

    found u at fbu. visit me soon :)

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  21. Wow,I miss cooking this lutong bahay menu --sarap ah!

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  22. I am a big time fan of it as I know how to cook it well too..hehehe!

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  23. Yes I am a big fan ... buti na lang wala ako allergies.

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  24. Me, too. One of my comfort foods. Both parents make really good ones at home :)

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  25. SHRIMP is one of my fave seafood.
    Kahit na anong LUTO pa ang gawin...
    IRRESISTIBLE talaga sya...

    GRABE! sa tingin ko pa lng sa ginatang hipon na yan...
    busog na ang mga mata ko. How much more if I will eat it.

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  26. I love this! Lastnight we had shrimp soup but this is yummier? hahaha I wana eat something like this tuloy @@

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  27. ang sarap naman nyan. galing ng photos. mas nagutom ako.

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  28. looks delish! although i'm not a fan of shrimps xD

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  29. soooo yummy! this is my favorite dish coz i am a shrimp eater so my sister-in-law always make sure i can eat anything shrimp at least once a week. her ginataang shrimp with kalabasa is my favorite!

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  30. I'm also a fan of seafood and this particular dish of squash with coconut milk. :) You can even add string beans and okra to the bunch and dried fish! hehehe That's how my mom cooks it. So yummy! :D

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  31. I'm not a fan of gata but he is :)
    We love crabs, shrimps, tilapia and anything sinigang hehe!
    Too bad you're allergic to seafood..good thing there's antihistamine ;) always be careful though..

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  32. Ohhh. Wow, I love anything with/cooked in Ginataan. Great alternative for the Lenten season. :)

    Denise
    http://satisfyingjuansappetite.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh my gosh! I so love ginataan food. How can I describe when I'm craving it now?
    Happy Easter Sumi.
    God bless you...

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  34. Yay! I so love Ginataan Foodie. Super Love it!

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  35. When squash gets sold in the market (around the end of winter), this is one of the dishes that I cook immediately....my family loves this kasi but I use "naked" shrimps. :)

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  36. I hate you for making me crave this at this time of the night! Gosh, this is one of my favorite dishes. I seldom eat veggies but I love anything ginataan. Especially if it's spicy and with seafood! Mapa-shrimp pa yan o crab. Wow, I want it now!

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  37. i am allergic to shrimp and crabs shell :-) i don't eat squash too. but maybe ginataang hipon without squash would be good :-)

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  38. This is one of my favorites. Medyo may kulang lang sis.. ang malunggay! Wohhooo!! Magluluto ako nito this week! :D

    Thanks for visiting dear. Sorry ngayon lang ako nag-online ulit.

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  39. I love any dish with coconut milk! I grew up in Bicol where most meals are cooked with gata :)

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  40. I love seafoods esp. shrimps/prawns & crabs, and I also love anything cooked with coconut milk, yummy! Shrimp with veggies & coconut milk, definitely a winner! :)

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  41. what i'm used to is ginataang kalabasa only. my mom used to put only hibe and not those big shrimps. Ginataang kalabasa is one of the veggie viands my kids learned to love. i cooked that everytime i see squash (kurbis in german) in a supermarket last autumn season where squash are everywhere.

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  42. I love shrimps! My mom used to cook this when she was still alive! I miss my mom so much!

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  43. Yummy! This is one of my favorites.. ;)

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  44. Wow!! My mom used to cook this for us :)

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  45. Yes! It's one of my favorite dish. =) But instead of shrimp, we put crabs and it really tastes good. Nasisira ang tuloy ang diet ko. LOL

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  46. yes, me too I liked it better with shrimps rather than pure pork..

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  47. Perfect for Holy Week. Looks delish to me :D

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  48. And this is one of my favorite dish to cooked. Masarap to lalo na kung naglalangis ung gata... yummy...

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  49. sarap nyan. kami naman crab ang nilalagay namin! gusto ko talaga yung mga dish na may gata. mahal kasi ng gata kaya yung iba dinadamihan ang tubig ng mga may gata kaya di na gaanong malasahan.

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  50. I love Ginataan Foods like fish, crab and many more. This is one of my fave dishes.

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  51. Try Chicken with pandan sa ginataan, I saw it in del monte kitchenomics. So delicous. :)

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  52. lahat ng food na may gata gustong gusto ko,.

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  53. I love eating shrimps as much as my family also do! I also like seafoods like crabs and oysters hehe!

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