Ginataang Sitaw with Hipon

Ginataang Sitaw with Hipon is a popular Filipino dish. The sitaw or long beans and shrimp is cooked in coconut milk and other delicious ingredients. Ginataan refers to any Filipino dish cooked in coconut milk. Ginataang Sitaw with Hipon is a stew-like dish cooked in coconut milk commonly served with steamed rice. 

This Ginataang Sitaw with Hipon is very easy to make and done in less than 30 minutes. You can also add kalabasa or yellow squash to this recipe or just kalabasa and shrimp. It is so easy to make, delicious and it fits perfect the Filipino saying "sauce palang ulam na!'

Give this ginataang sitaw with hipon recipe a try and let me know how you like it. Make some today and share with family and friends. Add kalabasa if you like. Save this recipe or Pin It for later. Don't forget to check related recipes below.

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 thumb size ginger, minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 chili (I used jalapeno) pepper, sliced
  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined
  • 2 lbs sitaw (string or long beans) cut into 3"
  • 1 can 13.5 oz coconut milk
  • 1 tsp sauteed bagoong diluted in 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • salt to taste

  1. In a wok, heat and add cooking oil. Add ginger, garlic and onion. Cook for a minute until fragrant. Add chili pepper and stir. Cook for a minute. 
  2. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes until color turns to pink. 
  3. Stir in sitaw or long beans and continue cooking for about 3 minutes stirring occasionally. 
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and stir. Simmer for 2 minutes. 
  5. Add bagoong or shrimp paste diluted in water and stir to combine. 
  6. Cover wok and simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  7. Add fish sauce and stir gently. Taste to see if salt is needed. 
  8. Cover wok and simmer until sitaw is cooked and sauce becomes a little thick. 
  9. Turn off the heat and transfer in a serving dish. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy! 

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