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Ginataang Lapu Lapu 1

Ginataang Lapu Lapu

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Ginataang Lapu Lapu is a Filipino dish prepared with grouper fish, moringa leaves and buttercup squash cooked in a chilli spiced coconut cream sauce.


  • 700 g grouper fillets (lapu lapu), cubed
  • 400 g (approx. 3 cups) buttercup squash, cubed
  • 400 ml cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh moringa (malunggay) leaves
  • 2 pcs long red chillies, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • oil
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and onions
  2. Add buttercup squash pour water and bring it to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add coconut milk, malunggay leaves, lapu lapu and chillies, bring back to a very slow boil then simmer in low heat for 10 more minutes or until fish is cooked.
  4. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper. Serve