Jake's Journal: The Philippines with Ganda
by VeryWellAged
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Rellenong Alimasag

Rellenong Alimasag is the Filipino version of Stuffed Crabs. Crab meat is sautéed along with some vegetables, spices, and seasonings. The cooked mixture is later stuffed inside individual top shells of the crab, and fried in medium heat for a few minutes to complete the cooking process.

Typically a dipping sauce such as banana ketchup or sweet chili sauce is on the table.

Rellenong Alimasag recipe

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Heat pan and pour-in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  2. Sauté onion and tomatoes.
  3. Add potato and carrot. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes
  4. Put-in the long green chili and crabmeat (you may include the juice of the crab for additional flavor). Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add parsley, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir. Turn off the heat and place in a large bowl.
  6. Once the temperature cools down, combine the cooked mixture with breadcrumbs and eggs. Mix well.
  7. Stuff each crab shell with the mixture.
  8. Heat a pan and pour-in 1 cup of oil.
  9. When the oil becomes hot, fry the stuffed crab shells. The part with the stuffing should be facing up. Gently scoop the hot oil using a spoon and pour the oil on the stuffings. This will slowly cook the stuffing.
  10. Flip the crab shell and fry the side with stuffing in medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Servings: 8
Serve hot!