Ginataang Alimasag

Ginataang Alimasag Recipe
Ginataang Alimasag is one of the of the several ways Filipinos cook crabs. It is cooked with string beans and pumpkins. On my recipe the crabs are steamed first this way the freshness will be preserved and you could always cook your ginataan later on.

Ginataang Alimasag

Ginataang Alimasag is eaten with a lot of rice specially if you have prepared it little spicy. It is best eaten with your hands, forget the spoon and fork. Enjoy!



1 kilo alimasag
1 bundle sitaw, cut into 2” lengths
2 cups kalabasa, cut into wedges
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
4 cups coconut milk
2-3 siling labuyo, chopped
1 bundle leeks, cut into 1” lengths
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Remive belly flap of each crab wash and drain. Steam crabs for 10 to 15 minutes, cut crabs in half set aside. In a large pot sauté garlic and ginger. Add coconut milk, bring it to a boil. Add in crabs and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Add vegetables and siling labuyo on top of the crabs, season with salt. Cover the pot and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add leeks and cook for another 1 minute. Serve hot.

See other related ginataang recipe:

Ginataang Hipon
Ginataang Hipon Tabang
Ginataang Halaan
Ginataang Kuhol
Ginataang Pusit
Crab con Kalabasa


Anonymous said...

Please translate some of your recipe in english... I am american who loves filipino foods and my friends like it too... thank you for posting this website... it really helps me and my fellow americans...

ut-man said...

Thanks for the support


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