Green Bean Gising-Gising in Tinapa-Infused Coconut Milk

Steeping tinapa in coconut milk creates a smoky, meaty sauce for your green beans and squash.
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Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
30 Mins

This gising-gising / ginataang sitaw at kalabasa recipe doesn’t have bagoong. Instead, it gets its fishy umami by steeping tinapa (smoked fish) in coconut milk, creating a tasty sauce to swaddle the green beans and tender squash. One chili will add a friendly amount of heat, which you can easily ramp up by adding more.

What is Gising-Gising?
Gising-gising hails from Bicol, a region popular for its spicy coconut-based stews. This dish consists of red chilies and thinly sliced green beans (sitaw) or winged beans (sigarilyas) cooked in coconut cream, sometimes with pork. The name translates to "wake up, wake up".
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