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Friday, February 24, 2012

Ginataang Langka

Ginataang Langka

Ginataang Langka (Unripe Jackfruit in coconut milk)  is one of the menus often served in a Filipino household. Aside from the unripe jackfruit and coconut milk, you could add pork, shrimp paste, fish or shrimps. 
Since today is Friday of Christian Lent season, we are skipping the meat. It is a Catholic observance to abstain from meat during Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.

Ginataang Langka 


6 cups unripe jackfruit ( you can buy from supermarkets: peeled, seeded and sliced)
3 cups coconut milk
1/4 kilo shrimps, unpeeled (we want the flavor so we'll leave it unpeeled and with heads intact)
1 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green finger chilis
fish sauce, to taste

How to prepare:

COOKING TIP : Para hindi dry ang lutong langka, sabi ni Mama dapat pantay
ang level ng gata at langka. and make sure to remove the hard parts ng langka
and mga buto,  para di mapait...

  • In a pot, put all the ingredients, except shrimps and fish sauce (we will season it later). Cook over medium low heat. 

  • Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the unripe jackfruit is cooked and soft.

  • Add the shrimps and chilis. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with fish sauce.

  • Serve with rice. Enjoy!

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Manang said...

Miss ko na to! But I don't have jackfruit :(

maiylah said...

yummmm!!! if i'd have my way, we'd have this every other day! lol.

thank you so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Marge

Unknown said...

this is a favorite at my father's side of the family. there were jack fruit and coconut trees in the property, and i guess it was an easy choice for my grandmother to feed her big family.:p

Newlyweds said...

sarap nyan mam, miss ko na gata, ill try these ha.. thanks for sharing.. miss ko na magblog!!!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

ay dapat mag tanim ka na pala ng langka manang, add it sa mga tanim mo.. but im not sure if tutubo kaya yan dyan sa inyo?

Shobha said...

Nice recipe with jackfruit..and so healthy too.
would be perfect for a light meal...

anne said...

I love this, geez how I could cook it like the way you do visiting from FTF here's my entry Sahm’s Dining Diary

Iska said...

Oh I love this! Comfort food! Luto ito sa amin nung bata pa ako. We call it ginataang nangka. Now I am missing it so much!

Tito Eric said...

Masarap ito! My Kumpare who used to work as cook at cruise ships opened his own eatery in Quiapo and this is sometimes what he offers. I like this dish very much!

Tetcha said...

I haven't eaten ginataang langka in a long time. That's because I don't see unripe jackfruit in the supermarket where I do my weekly grocery shopping. I so miss this vegetable dish.

wok with ray said...

Oh, I love this dish especially if it has a lot of heat coming from chilli peppers. Love the vibrant color of your shrimp.

Jessica said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ginataang langka looks delish Sis, makes me drool too :-( miss eating this. Thank you for the recipe too :-) Visiting late from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.


peachkins said...

Your ginataang Langka looks so delicious!

Unknown said...

pano ba hndi mangingitim yung mga hiniwang langka.ty

Unknown said...

Bakit medyo mapait

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