If there is a Filipino food that I haven’t tried is one of them but that will change soon as I will be making this dish today. Gising Gising if literally translated means “Wake up – Wake up” and from the name alone you will have a hint that this dish would be spicy. I am not sure how old this dish or what the recipe is but recently I’ve seen a surge of Gising gising posts so I am tempted to make some and fix that curiosity. Choosing a recipe online is a bit hard as there are a lot of choices but luckily I saw a recipe from a blogger friend and after discovering her page I never looked for another recipe as I know that would be good. So here it is adapted from The Peach Kitchen, Thanks Peachkins!
500g green beans, sliced into small pieces
300g minced pork (30% fat)
2 tbsp bagoong or shrimp paste
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup coconut cream
4-5 pcs red chillies, sliced with seeds
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 small shallots, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
- In a wok, sauté garlic and shallots.
- Add minced pork and cook while continuously stirring for 5 minutes.
- Add coconut milk and simmer for 15 minutes in medium high heat, at this stage coconut milk will be reduced and thick.
- Add shrimp paste and green beans, stir for 2 minutes.
- Add coconut cream and chillies and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Season with freshly ground black pepper then serve.