Alimasag (Mud Crab) | 1kg

From: 690.00

Relish the subtly sweet and delicate texture of the Alimasag and make your family happy instantly! This crab offers you an outstanding seafood experience without the difficulty of breaking its shell. One can suck on the flavors of its thin legs and relish the soft parts underneath its exterior. Try enjoying this crab using simple cooking methods using its natural juices. Ginataang Alimasag  is also a must-try.


Enjoy the familiar sweet taste of Alimasag, a prized food among seafood lovers! The Alimango and this crab have several different traits. Go for the Alimasag if you want to savor the meat immediately without breaking the Alimango’s thick shell and legs. Meanwhile, Alimasag has thinner flesh than the Alimango can offer. Halabos na Alimasag is a straightforward recipe that first-timers can try to enjoy the delicate texture and subtly sweet flavors crab. Also, try cooking the it with coconut milk, beans, and lemongrass for a more flavorful meal!

Halabos na alimasag is a simple and classic Filipino way of cooking mud crabs.  This dish involves steaming the crabs in their own juices and adding minimal seasoning, which allows the natural sweetness and flavor of the crab meat to shine through. Here’s a recipe for it:


  • 2-3 lbs of Alimasag
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 pieces of green chili (siling haba)
  • 1-2 pieces of calamansi or lemon (optional)


  1. Clean and prepare the crab by removing the top shell, gills, and innards. Rinse the crab with water and set aside.
  2. In a large pan or wok, pour in the water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the crab to the pan, arranging them in a single layer.
  4. Season the crab with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the green chili to the pan, spreading them around the crab.
  6. Cover the pan and let the crab cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until it turns bright orange and the juices are released.
  7. Turn off the heat and transfer the crab to a serving plate.
  8. Squeeze the calamansi or lemon juice on top of the crab (optional).
  9. Serve the Halabos na Alimasag hot with steamed rice.

This Halabos na Alimasag recipe is a simple and easy way to enjoy the natural sweetness and flavor of blue crab. You can also dip the crab meat in vinegar or soy sauce to add more flavor. Enjoy!

Please allow for a variation (+/-) in the weight of some of our fresh seafoods, especially the bigger fish varieties, from those published as final weight will depend on the size of what’s available from the time of your purchase. Our selling prices, however, are fixed given the limitations of selling thru an online platform though we make an effort to get as close as possible to the higher published weights.

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