Ginataang Kuhol

Guinataang Kuhol
Ginataang Kuhol. When I was working in Makati we used to frequently drink after office hours on a foodcourt near our office. Our favorite pulutan was ginataang kuhol that was about 25 years ago. At that time we were not worried where the snails came from. Today I would think twice before I buy snails, it is best to ask where those snails came from. Of course I am not always satisfied by the shell monger’s answer, it is always best to clean the snails properly. I don’t rely on just breaking the tip of the snail shell. I would recommend chopping it off and removing all visible entrails or better removing them from the shell and trimming off the entrails, wash thoroughly and returning them back to their shell.


1 kilo kuhol, edible snail
2 big bundle malungay leaves, removed from stem
1 thumb sized ginger, cut into strips
1 head garlic, chopped
2 medium size onion, chopped
2-3 siling labuyo, chopped
4 cup coconut milk
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Guinataang Kuhol - Cooking Procedure

Place snail in a plastic container with lid, cover with water and let sit in for several hours to allow the snails to expel dirt and discard water, change water frequently wash and drain. Cut off tip of each shell about 2 to 3 turns using a knife, discard broken shells and remove all visible entrails. Wash several times and drain, set aside. In a skillet or wok sauté garlic, ginger and onion. Add in siling labuyo and 3 cups of coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid has reduced to half, stirring occasionally to prevent from curdling. Add in snails and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Now add in the remaining coconut milk and malungay leaves, season with salt to taste, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until done. Serve immediately.

See other Ginataang Shell Seafood recipes:

Green Mussels and Vegetables in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Tahong, Mussels in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Halaan with Malungay at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
Ginataang Halaan with Kangkong
Ginataang Halaan

Ginataang Kuhol with Kangkong
Ginataang Tabagwang at Puso ng Saging
Ginataang Puso ng Saging at Saang
Ginataang Susong Pilipit with Banana Blossom

See other Ginataang Squid and Octopus recipes

Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Pusit, Squid in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Pusit at Baboy
Ginataang Pagi, Stingray in Coconut Milk


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