GINATAANG ALIMANGO RECIPE – Filipino Food

GINATAANG ALIMANGO RECIPE – Filipino Food

Ginataang alimango is a savory dish cooked in a common Filipino traditional way of simmering seafood in coconut milk. Prepare this delicious creamy dish that you and loved ones will truly enjoy.

This is a very traditional Filipino way of cooking crabs in coconut milk or gata. Cooking ginataang alimango is as simple as stir frying the vegetables, adding the crabs and simmering it in coconut milk.

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HOW TO COOK GINATAANG ALIMANGO RECIPE – Filipino Food

     In cooking ginataang alimango, first heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil. Once oil is hot, sauté onion then add in garlic. Once the garlic is golden brown, add in tomatoes and stir fry. Put in squash and continue to stir fry. Add in string beans and egg plant. Continue to stir fry until vegetables are par cooked.

     Next, pour in diluted coconut milk, mix and bring to a boil. Put in crabs once it starts to boil. Pour in pure coconut milk and bring to a boil. Dissolve chicken cubes in and simmer. Add vinegar and simmer until crabs and vegetables are cooked. Season with salt and black pepper, mix and continue to simmer for a minute or two. Remove from heat, transfer to a plate and serve.

What kind of crabs to use?

We used medium sized blue crabs in this recipe. However, you could also use mud crabs. 

where can we buy pure coconut milk?

Pure coconut milk can be bought in groceries and supermarkets. They come in packs or cans. If you want freshly squeezed pure coconut milk, you can buy them in the dry section of local public markets.

Tips on Cooking this recipe

  • Use lagkitan squash if you prefer the dish to be creamier.
  • For best results, use fresh coconut milk.
  • Use fresh crabs, you will know if they’re fresh if they’re still alive when you buy them.

Level: medium

Yield: 4 serving

Cooking time: 25 minutes

You can check out more crab and “gata” recipes that you can try like Crabs with Ketchup and Ginataang Gulay

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GINATAANG ALIMANGO RECIPE – Filipino Food

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 763kcal
Cost: $6

Ingredients

  • 500 grams crabs
  • 1 bunch string beans sliced
  • 2 pcs egg plant sliced
  • 300 grams squash sliced
  • 3 pcs tomatoes sliced
  • 1 pc onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups pure coconut milk
  • 1 cup diluted coconut milk
  • 1 pc chicken cube
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil.
  • Sauté onion. Add in garlic.
  • Add in tomatoes and stir fry.
  • Stir fry squash.
  • Add in string beans and egg plant. Continue to stir fry until par cooked.
  • Pour in diluted coconut milk and mix.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Put in crabs.
  • Pour in pure coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  • Dissolve chicken cubes in and simmer.
  • Add vinegar and simmer until crabs and vegetables are cooked.
  • Add salt and black pepper, mix and continue to simmer for a minute or two.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 598g | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.53g | Protein: 36.01g | Fat: 61.31g | Saturated Fat: 36.62g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.89g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 497mg | Sodium: 1199mg | Potassium: 1294mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Sugar: 10.77g | Vitamin A: 1441IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 6.46mg

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