Cangrejo con coco (Crab with coconut)

This is a simple and exotic recipe, perfect for a summer lunch. This recipe was submitted by Sade, one of our regulars. Like all other savory recipes in our site that contain coconut, this too comes from beautiful Samana.

Cangrejo con coco (Crab with coconut)

Time: 25 mins. Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs of crab meat
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of mashed garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped coriander/cilantro
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • Salt


  1. Mix in the crab meat with the garlic and herbs, marinate in the refrigerator for about 1/2hr. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and cook over low heat until half the liquid evaporates. Adjust salt to taste.
  2. Serve with with Tostones or Arroz Blanco.
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