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Pinais na Hipon 1

Pinais na Hipon

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pinais na Hipon is a dish made out of prawns, pork and coconut meat wrapped in banana leaf then cooked in coconut milk.


  • 500 g shrimp, reserve shells
  • 250 g skinless pork belly, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 cup grated young coconut meat
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 pcs birds eye chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • banana leaves


  1. Place shrimp shells and heads in a large mortar, add the 1/4 cup water and gently pound it with the pestle extracting the juices. Drain using a fine sieve, reserve the liquid.
  2. In a bowl combine grated young coconut meat, shrimp, skinless pork belly, birds eye chillies, garlic, shallots, shrimp juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Place 3 tablespoonful of the pork and shrimp mixture on top of a prepared banana leaf. Fold sides to form a secure packet then set it aside.
  4. In a wide pan or a large wok place banana packets in a single layer then pour the coconut cream and coconut milk. Cook while covered in medium heat for 15 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  5. Remove from pan then place into serving platter. Serve with the reserved coconut sauce on the side.