Ginataang Pagi Recipe


  • 3-4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 – 1 ½ pounds stingray meat
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Seasoning like patis (fish oil), salt and pepper, olive oil, and achuete powder (a natural coloring and flavoring agent) is up to the taste of the cook.
  • Bear in mind that the quantities of the ingredients can (and should) change, depending on how many people you’re cooking for. This recipe serves around 2-3 people.


  1. Blanch the stingray meat in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, or until the meat is tender. You can choose to flake the meat, or cut it into serving pieces. Set it aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, garlic and onion. Boil and simmer constantly, to avoid curdling the milk.
  3. Add the stingray and vinegar, and then simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste (most Filipinos place whole green peppers in the mix; the spicier, the better). Simmer for another 2 minutes, or until the sauce turns creamy.
  5. Serve with hot rice and enjoy!

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