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Crabs in Guava Sauce
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Crabs in Guava Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo fresh alimango mudcrabs or alimasag, blue swimmer crabs
  • 1/2 to 3/4 kilo ripe guavas
  • 1 1/2 cup water divided
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. rock salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


    How 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.
    • Serve hot. Serves 8.