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How to Cook Crabs with Buko

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 6 medium pieces blue crabs alimasag
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 10 pcs sitaw stringbeans, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 can 227 grams Del Monte Tomato Sauce
  • 3 stalks green onions chopped
  • 2 pcs buko meat cut into strips or shredded
  • 1 tsp. iodized salt or 1 tbsp. rock salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups buko water


    How to cook Crabs with Buko:

    • Saute garlic and onion. Add crabs, buko water, 1 teaspoon iodized salt or 1 tablespoon rock salt.
    • Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove crabs. Discard upper shell and gills. Cut into half. Flake meat from claws.
    • Return to pot. Add sitaw and buko meat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Add Del Monte Tomato Sauce. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
    • Add green onions just before serving.