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Pinakbet with Squid in Coconut Milk (Pinakbet sa Gata)

This is a recipe for Pinakbet with Squid in Coconut Milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • ½ lb. medium squid cleaned
  • 6 pieces snake beans sitaw, cut in 2 inch pieces
  • ½ small butternut squash cubed
  • 6 to 8 pieces okra
  • 1 medium Chinese eggplant sliced
  • 1 small bitter melon sliced
  • 1 thumb ginger minced
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons shrimp paste bagoong
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a bowl.
  • Sauté garlic, ginger, and onion. Continue to cook until the onion are soft.
  • Add the squid and then sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the squid. Set aside.
  • Add the butternut squash. Continue to sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the coconut milk into the cooking pot. Let boil. Cover the pot and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the okra, snake beans, bitter melon, and eggplant. Stir and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in the squid, shrimp paste, and ground black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g