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Ginataang Alimasag crabs
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Ginataang Alimasag crabs with coconut milk

The coconut milk is the ingredient that makes this Ginataang Alimasag recipe tasty, in that it brings out the flavor of the other ingredients which include alimasag, sitaw, and squash.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Crab, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 205kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $20


  • 2 pcs Live Alimasag (Crabs) washed and cut into halves crosswise
  • ½ pcs Kalabasa (squash) peeled and sliced into cubes
  • 1 can gata (coconut milk)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp patis (fish sauce)
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive or cooking oil
  • 5 chili peppers
  • may add sitaw (string beans) too


  • Heat pan and pour olive or cooking oil.
  • Sauté onion for a minute then follow garlic.
  • Add patis (fish sauce) and gata (coconut milk). Bring to a boil.
  • Pour-in ground black pepper, and then cook for 10 minutes in medium heat until the liquid reduces.
  • Put-in the crabs and stir. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the squash (kalabasa) and chili peppers. Cook until the squash becomes a little tender.
  • May add sitaw (string beans) too at this point.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 205kcal