Squash and Coconut Milk Stew


This is a Filipino dish, (Ginostoan Sitawan Kalsbass) that is made with acorn squash, green beans, tofu, shrimp, ginger, garlic, and onion. My MIL makes it on the soupy side because you serve it over rice, but I like to mash the squash because I don't like rice.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 8 ounces green beans, cut into 3-inch pieces

  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and onion. Cook until garlic begins to brown, about 5 min.

  2. Add squash, coconut milk, and green beans to skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes until squash is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp and tofu, then season to taste with salt, pepper, and sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
29g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 451mg 35%
Iron 12mg 65%
Potassium 1024mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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