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This is by far one of my favorites seafood of all time and as well my specialty! Blue crabs in coconut milk concoction. It is really sure delicious. My families specialty during get together and welcoming family abroad. Saturday was my time to go to world market and seafood's store at Nashville so i grabbed a lot of stuff for my couple of weeks consumption of Filipino cuisines. Blue crabs are seasonal so glad when i got to the store they have them. Been craving for this in awhile.

So here's my recipe of ginataang alimasag:

6 pieces blue crabs (rinse and clean thoroughly)
1 can coconut milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
chopped garlic 2cloves
half size chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
10pieces pepper corn (optional) I love pepper corn :-)
1 tsp curry powder or small size ginger ( i use curry since i ran out of ginger root)
dash of onion powder (eyeball)
dash of garlic powder (eyeball)
20 pieces spinach leaves
1 tbsp ketchup
1 cup water

  • Rinse crabs really good, in a pot boiled them until they become red and at the same time your are cleaning them. Then set aside
  • In different pot sauteed garlic, onion and tomato.
  • Add the crabs, coconut milk and water let it boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and the curry powder. Simmer till the liquid evaporate to half 20-30 minutes at the most.
  • Last add the spinach and ketchup simmer for at least the leaves cooked. Then serve.
Try it!

Enjoy Cooking!