This is my first time cooking Pinakbet in coconut milk but instead of shrimp or pork I used blue crabs and oh so good. Give it a try and I guarantee you if you like coconut milk in your dish then this one is a must try.
4 pieced live crabs, cut into halves
2-3 cups coconut milk
1 handful long beans, cut into 2 inches
1 cup squash, cut into bite size
1 small ampalaya, cut into bite size
1 handful okra, remove top end
1 medium eggplant, cut into bite size
2 tablespoon bagoong alamang
3 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
1 small onion, sliced thin
ground brown pepper and salt to taste
2 tablespoon cooking oil
Using a wok or a deep pot sauté garlic and onion in cooking oil till caramelized.
Add bagoong, sauté for a minute then add all the vegetables. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add coconut milk to the vegetables, mix well.
Allow to boil for 2 minutes in medium low heat.
Add crabs, mix well, cover and simmer in low heat for 5-10 minutes or till crab is fully cooked.
Season with salt and ground pepper to taste.
Remove wok from heat. Transfer in a serving dish and serve hot with lots of steam rice. Enjoy!