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Pinais na Alimasag

This pinais na alimasag probably came from Quezon province because they have a dish called pinais na hipon.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo blue crabs
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup onions chopped
  • 2 tsp. red chili peppers finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup buko meat cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup coconut cream
  • patis to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • banana leaves for wrapping the crabs


    How to cook Pinais na Alimasag:

    • Steam crabs until cooked then allow them to cool. Remove the meat from the shell and reserve the shells (carapace).
    • Heat the saucepan and saute the garlic, ginger and onion for about 3 minutes. Then add the chili, coconut strips and cream.
    • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer while stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
    • Add the crab meat and season with patis and pepper to taste. Stuff the crab meat mixture into the shells.
    • Wrap in banana leaves and tie securely, broil in hot coals until the leaves are seared on all sides.
    • Transfer in to platter and serve immediately.