Ginataang Pitik with Spinach, Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach

Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach
Ginataang Pitik with Spinach, Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach. This is my second version of slipper lobster cooked in coconut milk the Pilipino way. In my previous Ginataan Pitik I used assorted vegetables, for today I used baby spinach. It would have been better if malungay leaves are available in my location here in Australia. How ever I have to innovate and use whatever vegetables that are available. This is not the first time that I used spinach in my ginataan recipes. I have used a lot of spinach in my Ginataan Manok with Spinach.

Ginataang Pitik with Spinach

Pitik is how most of us Pinoy call the slipper lobster. Slipper lobster is known as a cheaper alternative to lobster, it is even introduce as a lobster in some eating places or chefs to the not to informed diners. Never the less it is truly a good substitute of the real lobster for most of us who can not afford one.

Here is the recipe of my Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach, Ginataang Pitik with Spinach.


Bugs, Slipper Lobster

Pitik, Slipper Lobster

1 kilo slipper lobster
2 cans (400ml) coconut milk
4 packets or 500grams baby spinach
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 small size onion, chopped
2-3 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
1 lemongrass, crushed tied into knot
2-3 green chili, chopped
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach - Cooking Procedure

Ginataang Pitik with Spinach - Cooking Procedure

Wash slipper lobsters and drain. Steam slipper lobster for 10 to 15 minutes, cut in half and set aside. In a large pot sauté garlic, ginger and onion. Add the coconut milk, 1/2 cup of water and lemongrass bring it to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally or until the liquid is reduced to about 2/3. Add in the green chili, lobster and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the spinach and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt to taste. 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
Kinunot na Alimasag

Ginataang Hipon Tabang at Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
Ginataang Langka with Sugpo
Ginataang Sugpo at Kalabasa
Ginataang Sugpo at Kamias
Ginataang Puso ng Saging at Hipon
Ginataang Hipon


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