While there are many types of stuffed dishes, have you had the opportunity to try stuffed crabs? Rellenong Alimasag is a Filipino dish that translates to “stuffed crab”. It is made by stuffing a whole crab, usually a blue crab, with a mixture of ground pork, vegetables, and seasonings.
Rellenong Alimasag, or Stuffed Crabs, is a delicious and elegant Filipino dish that is perfect for special occasions or festive events. The dish is made by stuffing a whole crab, usually a alimasag (blue crab) or alimango (mud crab, mangrove crab or black crab) for Rellenong Alimango, with a mixture of ground pork, vegetables, and seasonings. The stuffing is then placed in a shallow pocket of the crab’s shell and held together with eggs.
The word “relleno” is a cooking method that Filipinos inherited from the Spanish, and it is a way of stuffing different meats and vegetables into food items like chicken, squid, crab or even fish. This cooking method is popular during festive events as preparation can be intricate and ingredients can be sometimes lavish.
For this recipe, preparation is simple and straightforward, especially if you use store-bought crab meat as it eliminates the need to do the dirty work of cleaning the crab. The stuffing is packed with flavor and texture, and the steaming or baking process ensures that the crab meat remains succulent and juicy.
The end result is a fancy-looking dish that is sure to impress. It’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures, and a must-try for seafood lovers. The recipe can be made in a home kitchen and as well as in a restaurant.