Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut Milk

Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut Milk. This has been in my “to cook” list since I’ve seen these baby octopus at Woolworths supermarket. Today I finally have the change to cook the dish for lunch. This one is fairly easy and quick, octopus should be cook really quick otherwise they become rubbery and tough. For the coconut milk I used canned, I still do not know where to find fresh ones. I used the Australian brand, it turns out great compared the Thailand brands that I have tried before. I used half a kilo baby octopus already cleaned and ready to cook. Here’s how I cook my baby octopus in coconut milk.


Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut milk - Canned Coconut Milk

1/2 kilo baby octopus, cleaned
1 1/2 cup pure canned coconut milk
1/2 head garlic, crushed, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 thumb size ginger, cut into thin strips
2-3 green and red hot chili pepper, cut diagonally
1 small lemongrass, crushed, tied into a knot
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Ginataang Pugita, Baby Octopus in Coconut Milk - Cooking Procedure

In a sauce pan sauté garlic, ginger and onions until fragrant. Add in the lemongrass and hot chili peppers, stir cook for a minute. Pour the coconut milk bring to a boil, simmer while continuously stirring at medium to low heat for 2-3 minutes or until the coconut milk turns into a thick consistency. Now add in the baby octopus and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until just cook. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately with a lot of rice.

See other related recipes:

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Squid and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
Ginataang Pusit, Squid in Coconut Milk
Inihaw na Pusit
Grilled Stuffed Squid
Adobong Pusit
Kinilaw na Pusit (Cuttlefish)


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