I think I've had enough fall inspired sweets for now. My taste buds were craving for something savory, something Asian but with a little bit touch of Fall inspiration.
I still am not sure how to classify or translate "Kalabasa", but I have seen different kinds of pumpkins, squash and gourd and I have to say that kalabasa is the closest to pumpkin species. I guess I will have to stick to the word Mexican pumpkin like the label said at the store.
This is one of my favorite Filipino dish. It's called "Ginataang Kalabasa" or
Pumpkin in Coconut milk
*Half of a small Mexican pumpkin (or however you call it) cut into cubes. I bought mine at the Asian store
*12-15 pcs of Yard long beans (Chinese long beans or however you want to call it) cut into 2 inches. Also can be bought at the Asian store.
* I can of coconut milk
* 2 tbsp cooking oil
* 1/4 kg pork cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes.
* 3 cloves of garlic minced.
* 4 tbsp of red onions thinly sliced
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 2 tbsp Fish sauce (optional if grossed out)
* Fresh Cayenne pepper (optional)
Drizzle the wok with cooking oil in medium heat. Fry the pork until golden brown
Add the onions. Next, add the garlic. Cook until the onions turned translucent.
Add the pumpkin. Sautee or mix for a minute or two, then add the long beans and stir more.
Then add the coconut milk. Simmer in low heat until the pumpkin is cooked. Be sure not to over cook it or you'll end up with a mashed veggie. You don't want that.
Add fresh cayenne pepper and fish sauce but both optional. The fish sauce will be barely noticeable and unlike shrimp paste would. My husband hates fish sauce but he didn't mind it mixed with the food.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over steamed rice and enjoy!
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