Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs In Coconut Milk)

Love sea foods and coconut milk? Then, this is the perfect recipe for you! Ginataang Alimasag is one of the most sought after Filipino recipe. The coconut milk over the alimasag is really a good combination for a yummy dish perfect for lunch. Below is a simple and easy to follow ginataang alimasag recipe.

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Note: You can also substitute crabs with either shrimps or mussels.

Ginataang Alimasag Recipe Ingredients:

* 1/2 kilo fresh alimasag (talangka or crablets)
* 1 cup thick coconut milk
* 2 cups thin coconut milk
* 4 pcs jalapeño pepper
* 5 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 onion, sliced
* 2 tbsp ginger, minced
* 6 pako (fern) leaves and stalks
* salt to taste

Ginataang Alimasag Cooking Procedure:

1). Wash crablets thoroughly with tap water. Drain.

2). In a saucepan, put thin coconut milk. Add jalapeño pepper, garlic, onion and ginger. Let it boil.

3). When the cream (coconut milk) is boiling, add pako leaves and stalks.

4). Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Stir to prevent sauce from clotting.

5). Pour in thick coconut milk. Add crablets. Simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce becomes thick and oily.

Best served with hot plain rice. Enjoy.

Note: Image above is for presentation purposes only. Image may look different with end result of this recipe.

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