We Filipinos have lots of native recipe that are mostly cooked with coconut milk. It is found on any region, and varieties of certain recipes are made. Also, dishes are cooked or even served using banana leaves that also gives the dish a different and unique aroma. Making it more distinguished than other nations recipes. To give you a shot of one of these mouthwatering dish, here is pinais na hipo recipe you could try cooking at home. There are different version of this pinais, however, they differ from the main ingredient used. Some used small fishes and other spices, but here we use shrimp. So if you are fan of shrimp recipes, then this is great for you to give a try. Flavored by buko water, buko grated, coconut cream and black pepper, the shrimp is made delicious plus it is seasoned with salt and sugar. The tender texture of the shrimp is made even better with the flavorful shots of buko. Perfect for those family or friends time together especially if you have balik bayan visitors. It is delightful to serve some native dishes they surely missed. Surprise them as they open the wrap of banana leaves with this savory shrimp dish. Perfect to serve with newly cooked rice as a viand. So add this to your list of next to cook recipes.
- ½ kilo medium-sized shrimps, remove the head, shell, devein and leave the tails
- 2 cups buko, grated
- 2 tsps salt
- ½ tsp black pepper, ground
- 3-6 pcs wilted banana leaves
- 2 cups buko water
- 2 cups coconut cream
- 3 tbsps sugar
- Combine the grated buko, salt and pepper, half of the coconut cream in a bowl.
- Place a portion of the buko mixture into a banana leaf.
- Top with two to three pieces of shrimp.
- Carefully wrap the mixture with banana leaf, secure with toothpick.
- Place the wrapped mixture in the buko water to boil, add shrimp heads to the broth.
- Boil the broth and let it reduce.
- Unwrap and serve.