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Stuffed Crab or 'Rellenong Alimasag' Recipe

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Posted on August 13 2018

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For a country where there are more than 7100 islands, being blessed with abundant seafood is a norm. It is fascinating to watch people in flea markets getting a handful of plastic bags full of different kinds of fish! The sight is just entertaining despite the “fishy” smell. Seafood is a staple for most Filipinos which is why it’s no wonder that their favourite recipes are seafood dishes.

One seafood recipe that's so legit is stuffed crab or "Rellenong Alimasag" as what locals call it. Crab meat is sauteed together with some vegetables such as carrots and potatoes, spices, and seasoning. The cooked mixture is then stuffed inside the crab shells and then fried. The cooking method for this particular dish may be a little complicated, but since it’s so good, you wouldn’t mind including it to your perfect Sunday lunch ideas.

Looking for great seafood recipes? Grab your pen and paper and jot down this mouthwatering "Rellenong Alimasag" courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy.

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  • Meat and top shell of 8 pieces steamed blue crabs
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, diced
  • 1 medium-sized potato, diced
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3 tsps dried parsley
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 2 tbsps cooking oil for sauteing
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying


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  1. Heat pan and pour in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  2. Saute onion and tomatoes.
  3. Add in potatoes and carrots and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add green chili and crab meat. For additional flavour, include the juice of the crab and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add in garlic powder, salt, ground black pepper, and parsley. Stir well. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.
  6. Once cool enough, combine the mixture with eggs and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
  7. Stuff each crab shell with the mixture.
  8. Heat frying pan with 1 cup of oil.
  9. Fry the stuffed crab shells (The stuffed area should be facing up). Meanwhile, gently scoop some oil and pour over the stuffing for it to cook slowly.
  10. Flip the crab shell and fry over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with steamed rice.
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As for the dippings, you can use banana ketchup or your preferred sauce. If you want to skip the vegetables, feel free to do so. You can also use different types of crabs for this dish.

Seafood dishes are light and refreshing! If you want a nice, new twist to your seafood platter, Rellenong Alimasag or stuffed crab is indeed a must-try.

What is your favourite seafood recipe? Leave us a comment down below if you'd like us to feature it.