"Filipino food is a fusion of different flavours which evolves through various influences like Spanish, American, Chinese and other Asian countries. As we adapted and concocted these dishes it has created diverse flavours that are uniquely Filipino seasoned and spiced by our rich culture".

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ginataang Kuhol

If you're up to exotic food, then you will like this one. Kuhol (also known as escargot or snails) tastes really good when cooked with coconut milk, i have always liked it even as a child, despite of its slimy appearance. Glad I found "kuhol" at the wet market today, and it's only P40 a kilo. This meal costs me only less than a hundred peso. Nice!

Ginataang Kuhol

Ingredients:
1 kilo kuhol (snails)
2 cups, coconut milk
3 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
3 birds eye pepper , chopped
salt or fish sauce, to taste
ground pepper, to taste
1 cup spinach
1 tbsp brown sugar









How to prepare:
>  Soak the snails in water for about an hour. Then remove its tail-ends with a knife. Wash, drain well, and set aside.

Snails I bought at the wet market :)

Remove its tail-end before cooking

>  In a pot, cook the coconut milk, with the ginger, onions and garlic. Bring to boil, while constantly stirring. Cook for about 5-10 minutes
>  Add the kuhol (snails). Season with salt or fish sauce, ground pepper and sugar.Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the spinach. Remove from heat.
>  Makes about 5-6 servings.

Variation:
> instead of spinach, you might like to use kangkong (water spinach), dahon sili (chili leaves) or dahon ng paku (edible fern leaves).













4 comments:

Marelie said...

Hi.. Thanks for dropping by at my site. You have a pretty and yummy blog!..pinay pie talaga!

Marelie said...

I remember this as a young child we live in the farm and my father use to cook this one (decades ago!). It is such a yummy dish although I am not sure if I can still eat this nowadays.

Kitchenette said...

you should try it again Marelie! :) i'm following you :)

Kuhol said...

Wow, I love ginataang kuhol! Will ask my mom to try this recipe, it been years since I last taste this.

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