Seafood · Vegetables

Ginataang Pako at Alimasag



1/2 kilo fresh alimasag (talangka or crabs)
2 cups coconut cream (1 can)
½ cup water
3 pcs long chili pepper (Siling Haba)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tbsp ginger, grated or minced
6 pako (fern) leaves and stalks
salt to taste

Photo by Red Cruz


Clean crabs thoroughly with tap water. Drain.

In a medium pan, pour water, coconut milk. Add siling haba, garlic, onion and ginger. Let it boil.

Once the cream (coconut milk) is boiling, add-in pako leaves and stalks.

Let it boil and simmer over low fire for about 15-20 minutes. Stir to prevent sauce from sticking.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and or add patis if preferred. Serve and enjoy!


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