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How to Cook Ginataang Pusit (Squid in Coconut Milk)

Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 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


    How 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.