Crabs in Guava Sauce

A zesty and appetizing crab dish with guava sauce. If you are fond of seafood dishes with a fruity flavor, I’m sure you are going to love this dish. Mudcrabs is the preferred ingredient in this recipe but in case it is not available, blue crabs is the best alternative. Choose the biggest blue crabs you can find to enjoy this dish.

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To cook crabs with guava sauce;  Wash live crabs. Cut each crab into two, crosswise. Save the crab fat. Pare guavas and slice each guava in half. Scoop out the seeds and set aside the guava meat. Transfer seeds to saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water and boil. Strain guava broth to separate from seeds. Heat saucepan with oil and saute garlic until light brown. Add guava meat, guava broth, crab meat, crab fat and the rest of the water. Put salt and sugar and allow to boil until crabs are cooked around 20 minutes. To see the complete recipe with list of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

 

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How to Cook Crabs in Guava Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kilo fresh alimango, mudcrabs or alimasag, blue swimmer crabs
  • ½ to ¾ kilo ripe guavas
  • 1½ cup water divided
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. rock salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
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How to cook Crabs With Guava Sauce
  1. Wash live crabs. Cut each crab into two, crosswise. Save the crab fat.
  2. Pare guavas and slice each guava in half.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and set aside the guava meat.
  4. Transfer seeds to saucepan. Add ¼ cup water and boil.
  5. Strain guava broth to separate from seeds.
  6. Heat saucepan with oil and saute garlic until light brown.
  7. Add guava meat, guava broth, crab meat, crab fat and the rest of the water.
  8. Put salt and sugar and allow to boil until crabs are cooked around 20 minutes.
  9. Serve hot. Serves 8.

 

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Crabs in Guava Sauce