Ginataang Kuhol

Ginataang Kuhol

  • 1 kilo of kuhol (snail) 
  • 1 kilo of shredded coconut 
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, julienned 
  • 1 head of garlic, crushed and chopped  
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced thinly 
  • 1-3 hot chili peppers, chopped 
  • 1 tbsp. of cooking oil 
  • salt and pepper 
  • sliced leeks for garnish 

  1. Soak kuhol in water for 2 - 3 hours, then wash thoroughly to remove any undigested food. 
  2. Break the tails by tapping with the handle of a knife to loosen the meat from the shell. 
  3. Wash again and set aside. 
  4. Extract the shredded coconut to get the pure coconut milk (gata), then set aside. 
  5. Pour about 2 cups of water on a shredded coconut then extract it again to get the coconut milk. Set aside. Take note, do not  mix the pure coconut milk to none pure coconut milk. 
  6. Heat the cooking oil in a skillet or wok.  
  7. Saute the garlic and ginger until fragrant then add the sliced onion and chili pepper until transparent. 
  8. Add the drained kuhol and cook over high heat.  
  9. Add the 2 cups of none pure coconut milk. simmer until almost dry and stirring occasionally. 
  10. Pour in the pure coconut milk and season with salt and pepper. 
  11. Cook uncovered over miedium-high heat, stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle sliced leeks on top before serving 
  12. Serve with steamed rice during lunch or appetizer with ice cold beer.  Share and enjoy!

Source : LasangRecipes
Image : Learning Photography

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