Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw With Crispy Chicken Skin: A Filipino-Inspired Dish
What Is Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw?
Ginataang kalabasa at sitaw is a delicious Filipino dish whose name reveals much about its ingredients and preparation. Ginataang refers to the common Filipino technique of cooking foods with coconut milk, or gata. There are both sweet and savory versions of ginataan. Kalabasa means squash or pumpkin, and sitaw means string beans. These two vegetables are among the most commonly used vegetables in Filipino recipes.
Since I had both squash and string beans in my kitchen, I decided to make a delicious ginataang kalabasa at sitaw with crispy chicken skin. I added the chicharron piel de pollo or crispy chicken skins in order to give the dish some extra texture and flavor.
- 350 grams squash, peeled and cubed
- 200 grams chicken skins
- 150 grams string beans, cut in 2 to 3 inches long
- 25 grams coconut powder
- 2 tablespoons onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 litre water
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 2 medium bowls
- 1 small bowls
- 1 large plate
- 1 small plate
- measuring spoons
- chopping board
- cooking spoon
- frying pan
- Fry the chicken skins until crunchy. Set aside.
- In a pot, saute the onion. Immediately add the garlic.
- Pour in water. Add the squash.
- Cook until slightly tender. Cover the pan.
- Add the string beans.
- While waiting, dilute the coconut powder in water. Set aside.
- When the vegetables are almost cooked, pour in the coconut mixture. Let it simmer for few minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken skins. Cook for another minute.
- Serve while still hot.
Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw with Chicken Skin Step-by-Step Procedure
Tips and Techniques
- If you are using organic squash, you may leave the skin on.
- Replace coconut powder with coconut milk.
- Instead of chicken skin, you may use other types of meat.
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