Ginataang Hipon Tabang at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa

Ginataang Hipon Tabang at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
Ginataang Hipon Tabang at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa. Fresh water shrimp and squash flower in coconut milk. This recipe is another one of my original base on ginataang hipon tabang which is one of the favorites of folks from Laguna. These small freshwater shrimp are found in Laguna Lake and adjacent rivers around Laguna and other Tagalog provinces. Squash flowers are now in season, they are also harvested in vegetable farms and gardens along the beaches of Laguna Lake. The combination of orange and yellow colors adds appeal to the already delicious dish. Fresh water shrimp are sweeter compared to the saltwater counterpart.

Ingredients:

Bulaklak ng Kalabasa

1 kilo fresh water shrimp
2 big bundle bulaklak ng kalabasa, squash flowers, trimmed
1 medium size onion, sliced
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
3 cups coconut milk
2-3 pieces siling labuyo, chopped
cooking oil
salt

Cooking procedure:

Ginataang Hipon Tabang at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa - Cooking Procedure

In a large pot sauté garlic, ginger and onion. Add 2 cups coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally to prevent from curdling. Add in the shrimp and simmer for another 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are cooked. Add in squash flowers, and 1 cup of coconut milk and siling labuyo, season with salt to taste. Cover and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are just cooked. Serve with a lot of rice.

See other Ginataang Crabs and Prawns recipes:

Ginataang Alimango with Malungay
Ginataang Alimasag at Malungay
Ginataang Alimasag with Labong
Ginataang Alimasag with Sotanghon
Ginataang Langka na may Alimasag
Ginataang Alimasag
Ginataang King Crabs, King Crabs in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Pitik, Slipper Lobsters
Ginataang Pitik with Spinach
Kinunot na Alimasag

Ginataang Sugpo at Kalabasa
Ginataang Sugpo at Kamias
Ginataang Puso ng Saging at Hipon
Ginataang Hipon

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