Last night, my recipe for dinner consists of fried Red Tilapia and Ginataang Kalabasa. It was my first time to cook ginataang kalabasa. I usually just eat the food served to me when I was still in the Philippines. Now, I have to cook our meals already. Usually, Doms does the cooking and I do the dish washing. Since Doms is very busy with his work, for the past week, I do the cooking.
I started off by surfing the net for the recipe. For newbies on cooking like me, the internet is my best friend when it comes to cooking. Anyway, I found the recipe but when I was thinking of the ingredients, not everything is available here. So, I made revisions.
I heated the pan and the olive oil. Then I dropped the diced garlic followed by the diced onion. I just let the garlic brown then I added the ginger. I let it cook until the onion is translucent. After which, I dropped the cubed squash or “kalabasa” and the coconut milk. I added a little water, salt and pepper. Then, I added the green chili and some fish sauce for taste. When the kalabasa is already tender and not that mushy, I added the shrimps. I let it boil and there! Ginatanng Kalabasa already!
I should have taken the picture of my finished prodcut but I was busy with other things. I am really happy I accomplished this recipe. At least I know I can servive because I know how to cook already. I very warm thank you to Aki Tolentino and Shan Paril for saying that they loved what I cooked. At least some people appreciated what I did.
In my 4 months here in Singapore, I was able to cook Sinigang, Binagoongan, Tinolang Manok, Beef Steak and Ground Pork Menudo. I promise, I’ll try out other recipes and I’ll take pictures of them so that I can boast them here in my blog.
‘Til the next recipe!