If you are looking for a Filipino vegetable and fish recipe to try, ginisang kalabasa at sitaw with daing can be a good choice. This dish does not contain red or white meat (which is ideal during lent) and has that delicious Filipino food taste that you might have been craving for.
This dish is quick and easy to make. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes and the steps can easily be performed even by beginners.
Note that the dried fish that I used for this recipe is the meaty kind. These are larger dried fish that are somewhat hard to find if you are outside of the Philippines. For your convenience, you can use the regular dried fish sold in Filipino stores. However, make sure to remove the fish bones first before cooking. You may also want to try our other ginisa recipe involving sitaw.
How to cook ginisang kalabasa at sitaw with daing
Start to cook this ginisang kalabasa dish by sautéing the garlic and onion. Once done, add the shredded dried fish and cook for a few seconds before adding the kalabasa (squash). Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes and then add water. The water will help soften the squash. Make sure to cover the pan and cook in medium heat until the water evaporates almost completely.
Add the string beans and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. The water should have completely evaporated at this point. Pour-in the fish sauce, which is our seasoning for this dish, and then sprinkle some ground black pepper. Serve this dish with warm white rice.
Try this Ginisang Kalabasa at Sitaw with Daing Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 1 lb calabaza squash (kalabasa), sliced into cubes
- 8 pieces string beans (sitaw), cut into 2 inch pieces
- ¾ cup salted dried fish (daing), shredded or chopped
- ½ cup water
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 to 2½ tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Saute the garlic and onion.
- Once the onion starts to get soft, add the dried fish. Stir.
- Put-in the calabaza squash. Continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
- Pour-in water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until the water evaporates.
- Stir in the string beans.Cook for 2 minutes in medium heat.
- Add fish sauce and ground black pepper. Cook for 1 to 3 minutes more.
- Tranfer to a serving plate. Share and enjoy!