Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Finally found the time to blog my Kulinarya Cooking Club Challenge! This month's theme is Ginataan ( Coconut Creamed based dish). Thanks to Althea & Asha for the theme and for giving us the choice between sweet or savoury.

I have more  Filipino dishes with coconut milk that i've already blogged, pls. check them out ... SQUID ADOBO WITH COCONUT MILK ,   BEEF ADOBO WITH COCONUT MILK , SQUASH AND BACALAO IN COCONUT MILK and a sweet dish BIKO .

Okay can't you already tell how i love coconut milk=;)! That being said here is my challenge! Enjoy!

1 lb. shrimps, washed, cleaned shells on
1 can coconut milk
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
1 stalk lemon grass- discard the top part
1 cup bamboo shoots julienned*
2 stalks of green onions sliced small
Thai bird chili (optional)
Basil leaves (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

* Fresh bamboo shoots are better  but if you can't purchase fresh they are available in cans.

1. Saute garlic, ginger and lemon grass then add the bamboo shoots cook until tender.
2. Add the shrimp and coconut milk. Bring to a boil
3. Shrimp is cooked when it turns pink.
4. Season to taste and add the Thai bird chili if desired.
5. Discard the lemon grass. Garnish w/ green onions and basil if needed.
6. Serve with steamed white rice.


Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine.Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

The current members are:

Kath - http://www.acupcakeortwo.com/

Trisha - http://sugarlace.com/

Trissa - http://trissalicious.com/

Olive - http://www.latestrecipes.net/

Caroline - http://whenadobometfeijoada.blogspot.com/

Ninette - http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/

Peach- http://www.thepeachkitchen.com/

Althea- http://www.busogsarap.com/

Asha - http://forkspoonnknife.blogspot.com/

Malou - http://www.impromptudiva.com/

Cherrie - http://sweetcherriepie.blogspot.com/

Acdee - http://acdee.blogspot.com/
Valerie - http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/

Sheryl - http://crispywaffle.com/

Divina - http://www.sense-serendipity.com/

Anna - http://www.anniesfoodjournal.blogspot.com/

Joy - http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/

Maribel - http://www.foodgeek.webs.com/

Tressa Jen - http://www.jen-at-work.blogspot.com/

Pia - http://bisayajudkaayo.blogspot.com/

Malaka - http://thegrandinternational.com/.

Mimi - http://lapinchecocinera.blogspot.com/

Erika - http://ivoryhut.com/

Kat - http://twitter.com/alanokat