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Guinataan Sitar and Kalabasa (String Beans and Squash Stew)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"In this Filipino one-pot meal of string beans, squash, pork, and prawns, the coconut milk adds richness and flavor."
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50 m servings 353 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces. Whisk the thin coconut milk and shrimp paste together in a bowl. Pour into a large pot with the onion, ginger, and pork; bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the green beans, calabash, and green chile pepper; cover again and continue cooking until the mixture is nearly dry, about 10 minutes. Stir the thick coconut milk into the mixture. Add the prawns; reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until nearly all the moisture is absorbed and prawns are pink, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 353 calories; 25.9 g fat; 14.7 g carbohydrates; 20.1 g protein; 86 mg cholesterol; 111 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Thanks for the recipe, Lola. sometimes I use butternut squash when I can't get calabash.