Gising-gising is a spicy dish that will really wake you up. “G-i-s-i-n-g” is a Filipino word for wake up. This is a ground pork and green beans dish cooked in coconut oil and red chilies. The first time I cooked this for my husband, he fell in love with it. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more chilies. If you don’t like heat on your food, you can get rid of it. So, if you are one of those who like some spice on their dish, this recipe is for you.
The secret ingredient is always LOVE
Aside from being a main course, This dish is also best for “Pulutan” – as food or snacks provided as an accompaniment to alcoholic drinks.
Gising – Gising
- 1/2 kilo ground pork (rinse thoroughly)
- 2 cups green beans (cut into small pieces)
- 1 pc green chili pepper
- 1 pc Siling Labuyo (Filipino bird’s eye)
- 250 grams coconut milk
- 2 tbsp shrimp paste
- 3 tbsp fish sauce
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- Rinse and drain the ground pork really well. Wash the green beans thoroughly after cutting.
- In a frying pan, heat cooking oil then saute garlic, onion and bagoong (shrimp paste). Add the ground pork,stir then let simmer for 5 minutes.
- When the pork is brownish in color, put in the green beans then stir. Add the coconut milk and mix. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes or when the beans are soft.
- Add the green chili, siling labuyo and stir. Cover again and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Taste then add salt and pepper to get the desired saltiness and spice.
- Serve and enjoy! Bon Appetit!