Ginisang Bulaklak ng Kalabasa

Ginisang Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
Ginisang Bulaklak ng Kalabasa. How would you like unique vegetable dish of squash flowers. This ginisa dish is made up of bulaklak and talbos ng kalabasa with the addition of sitaw. Wait till you get a bite and you could just feel the velvety texture of kalabasa flowers and tops tickle your taste buds. This is one of my favorite vegetables, when ever squash flowers are in season I always make it a point cook it at least once in a week. The simplest universally acceptable way of cooking is of course ginisa. Here is the recipe.

Bulaklak ng Kalabasa


Ingredients:

1/4 k. pork, boiled, diced
1/4 k. medium size shrimp, shelled
2 big bundle bulaklak ng kalabasa, trimmed
1 big bundle talbos ng kalabasa, trimmed
1 big bundle sitaw, cut into 1 1/2” length
1/2 head garlic, minced
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 big size tomato, chopped
1/4 c. patis
salt
vegetable oil


Cooking procedure:

In a sauce pan, sauté garlic, onion and tomato. Add pork and shrimp, stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add in patis and 1 1/2 cups stock bring to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add sitaw and talbos ng kalabasa and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Add in bukaklak ng kalabasa and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until vegetables are just cook. Serve with fried dish.









6 comments:

pearl said...

I stumbled upon your site while looking for a recipe to use the abundant talbos ng kalabasa in my garden. Last year during my vacation in the Philippines I bought some kalabasa seeds to plant where I live in the US but I think its either I planted it too late(June) or it was a cooler summer this year that the plant bloomed too late (almost September) and although fruit have developed the cooler weather prevented it from getting big. But the foliage grew like a weed so I thought I should cook it somehow. I had some blossoms stirfryed too already (sort of guinisa). Growing up in Bicol, I remembered my mother cooking ginataang talbos at bulaklak ng kalabasa but it's been a long time I am not too confident at what I plan to do. Now I should try your recipe. Thanks.

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ut-man said...

Guinataan would be nice as well, try them with guinataang alimasag or hipon.

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Anonymous said...

How do you wash squash flowers?

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ut-man said...

Just rinse in running water.

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kaysee1129 said...

Your recipe is so good this is the second time I cooked it according to your exact instuctions. How I wish I could post a picture here on your site of the end-result.

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Ivan Zapanta said...

I followed your recipe (sans the extra salt) and was surprised by how good it tastes. Thumbs up for this healthy dish!

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