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How to Cook Rellenong Alimasag sa Gata (Stuffed Crab in Coconut Milk)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo blue crabs or alimasag 4-5 pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 1 cup buko scraped with a spoon and chopped coarsely
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon siling labuyo chopped (optional)
  • 2 to 3 cups coconut milk


    How to cook Stuffed Crab in Coconut Milk:

    • Steam the crabs. Carefully remove the shell and flake the meat.
    • Do not remove the claws and the legs.
    • In a bowl, combine the crabmeat, onion, garlic, ground pork, buko, egg and salt and pepper.
    • To test the seasoning, make a small patty and fry.
    • Return the crab meat mixture to the shells.
    • Tie securely with string and carefully arrange in a covered casserole.
    • Pour the coconut milk, add the ginger and siling labuyo and bring to a boil.
    • Cover and simmer the first ten minutes, then uncover and continue cooking until sauce thickens.

    * Left over stuffing makes a tasty filling for cocktail sized spring rolls.