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    Ginataang Alimango Recipe

    September 25, 2014 (Last Updated: November 12, 2014)

    How to cook Ginataang Alimango

    There are two popular kinds of crab here in the Philippines; it is the alimasag or blue crab which is a natural dweller of the sea and the alimango or mud crab which is often caught in mangroves and usually raised and cultured in ponds. Mud Crab meat has an exquisite sweet taste which is very appetizing than of the blue crabs and the most common way of cooking them is by simply steaming.

    To make it more delectable, we are going to prepare Ginataang Alimango Recipe – it is a savory dish which translates to “crabs cooked in coconut milk”. Cooking this is very easy and once you tried this creamy Ginataang Alimango, you probably won’t eat the plain steamed crab the same way again. You may cut the crabs into two in order to make the crab meat absorb the coconut milk and you may also add some veggies like squash and long beans.

    Cooking coconut milk with seafood is common in Filipino cuisine, here are a few of them Ginataang Gulay at Hipon, Ginataang Hito, and Ginataang Tilapia.

    ginataang alimango recipe

    Ginataang Alimango Ingredients:

    • 2 pcs Alimango (mud crabs), cleaned and cut into half
    • 3 cups coconut milk
    • 2 tbsps Canola oil
    • 6 Cloves of garlic, peeled and  minced
    • 1 pc onion, sliced
    • 1 pc bell pepper, sliced
    • 6 pcs Thai chili(siling haba) peppers, chopped (optional)
    • 2 tbsps ginger, sliced thinly
    • Green onions, sliced
    • 3 Cups kangkong (water spinach), separate the stems and leafy part
    • 1 Cup sitaw (string beans), cut into two inch pieces
    • 1 tbsp Patis(fish sauce)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

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