coconut milk recipe

Ginataang Kalabasa at Kale (Squash and Kale in Thick Coconut Gravy)

I love coconut milk! It’s just so versatile that it goes from sweet to savory yet still maintains its character. Kakanin (Filipino native delicacies) is never the same without it and dishes like our Filipino Chicken Curry and Ginataan can’t be complete without its star ingredient, the all-around coconut milk. Growing up in the Philippines, …

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Ginataang Hipon (Shrimps in Thick Coconut Sauce)

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Coconuts grow well in the Philippines. Having said that, dishes made with coconut milk are common and every province (some more than others) has their own take on a “Ginataan” (cooked in coconut milk) dish. It can be a savory main dish, a sweet dessert or a snack item that has coconut milk as its …

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Lola’s Authentic Laing (Taro Leaves in Coconut Milk)

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My paternal grandmother was born and raised in Daet, Camarines Norte…. a full-blooded Bicolana! Growing up, I would only see her a few times because she lived very far from where we were and it was mostly when I was still young.  But there was this one time when I was in college that she …

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Filipino-Style Chicken Curry

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My kids and I are not fond of the typical curry because of the “heat” factor and there’s also a whole lot of strong spices involved that we really can’t handle. That’s why this Filipino-style Chicken Curry is perfect for us! Not spicy, only uses curry powder and is very easy to make.  Bone-in chicken …

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

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This is one of the few reasons why we always have canned coconut milk at home. There’s something so satisfying about eating ginataan (cooked in coconut milk). I like mine thick and slightly warm. Chewing it slowly to savor every single bite is how I eat this sweet coconut soup. I carefully pick every single …

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