Ginataang Pusit (Squid in Coconut Milk)

“Ginataan” or coconut milk based dishes are varied in Filipino cooking. There are lots of Filipino recipes that includes coconut milk from viands to desserts, pork, chicken, beef, fish or shellfish. This simple recipe of ginataang pusit only requires few ingredients and will take just a few minutes to cook. Cleaning the squid takes a bit of work because you have to remove the ink sac, innards, beak and the transparent back bone. Usually squid have a transparent film like backbone unlike cuttlefish that have a bony boat shaped, white color, chalky and brittle backbone called cuttlebone.

To cook ginataang pusit; Clean the squid by removing the beak, ink sack and transparent back bone. Saute garlic, onion, and ginger for a few minutes then add the squid. Stir fry for a few minutes again until the squid are slightly cooked. Then pour the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper, adjust the amount if necessary. Simmer again for a few minutes until the sauce is thick then add the green chili peppers. Don’t overcook so the squid won’t get too tough. Remove from fire and serve hot.  To see the rest of the recipe with the exact measurement of ingredients, look below.



 

How to Cook Ginataang Pusit (Squid in Coconut Milk)
 
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Recipe type: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kilo medium sized squid
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 pcs green chili peppers, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • spring onions, chopped
  • 1 pc medium size onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, slivered
  • 1 to 2 tsp. patis or fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
How to cook ginataang pusit:
  1. Clean the squid by removing the beak, ink sack and transparent back bone.
  2. Saute garlic, onion, and ginger for a few minutes then add the squid.
  3. Stir fry for a few minutes again until the squid are slightly cooked.
  4. Then pour the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper, adjust the amount if necessary.
  5. Simmer again for a few minutes until the sauce is thick then add the green chili peppers.
  6. Don't overcook so the squid won't get too tough.
  7. Remove from fire and serve hot.

 


Ginataang Pusit