Fish Recipes: Ginataang Dilis (Anchovies in Coconut Milk)

                           Ginataang Dilis (Anchovies in Coconut Milk)

  • 1/2 kilo fresh small anchovies (dilis)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated young coconut
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. MSG or vetsin
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 3 to 4 green native pepper
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 5 to 6 large wilted taro root leaves or gabi leaves
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk (1st extract)
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk (2nd extract)
Cooking Procedures:
  •  Cut off dilis head. Wash and drain. combine dilis, grated young coconut, onion, garlic, ginger and green pepper (mince pepper if you want it a hot and spicy dish ).
  •  Season with salt and vetsin ( MSG ).
  •  Wrap 2-3 tablespoons mixture in gabi leaves. Form into squares or rectangles. Tie with a string.
  •  Arrange wrapped mixture in a pan, pour in thin coconut milk.
  •  Cover and let boil for a while then lower heat and simmer until cream is reduced into half.
  •  Add the thick coconut milk. Simmer again until thickens and oil comes out.
  •  Then, it is ready to serve.

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