Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa

Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously shared family recipes that date back several generations at a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen . Let me share the “Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa” or winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa. Sounds divine, right. So here it is.

Ginataang Sigarilyas with Tinapa
250 ml                         oil

9 grams                      garlic

15 grams                    white onion

90 grams                    smoked tinapa

450 grams                  sigarillas

3 teaspoons              bagoong

9 grams                      chicken broth cubes

250 ml                         water

300 ml                         fresh gata


Sauté garlic, onions and smoked tinapa. Add sigarillas, bagoong, chicken broth and water. Wait until the sigarillas are cooked before adding the fresh gata; simmer for a few minutes. Put on a serving plate and serve.


Servings: Good for 3


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