Pinais na Hipon is a dish made out of prawns, pork and coconut meat wrapped in banana leaf then cooked in coconut milk.
One of my goal for this blog is to publish all of the known Filipino recipes and I thought I did it after posting 300+ Filipino recipes, I was wrong and realized it after I saw this post from Lalaine at Kawaling Pinoy. After reading her article I said I will make this as soon as possible because it reminds me a lot of my childhood. I remember my grandmother once in a while make this, she is a Bicolano so banana leaf, coconuts and chillies are a main stay in our dining table. During those time I do hate it not because of how it tastes but because the original version of this dish uses whole shrimps with head and shell on, as a child I don’t want shells with my prawns, it’s just a tedious task for me.
Then I saw this recipe from Lalaine, it was the perfect recipe for me, the shrimps are shelled and it has some added pork that gives a different dimension in flavour. That is why toady I will be making this dish using her recipe with some minor adjustments like the addition of chillies.