Seafood Kare-Kare for a Change

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  • 2 large Cream Dory fillet
  • 4 pcs. crabs
  • 500g prawns
  • 600g mussels
  • 1 banana hearts, sliced diagonally
  • 3 pieces eggplants, sliced diagonally
  • 2 bundles of pechay
  • 2 bundle of string beans, cut into 2-inch long
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion,chopped
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 34 cups peanutbutter
  • Annato/Achiote seed for color
  • 6 cups water or broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam cream dory, crab, prawns and mussels until cooked. Cut the crab in halves and slice the cream dory. Set aside. You can also set aside the liquid from which you steamed them so you can use it for the sauce later.
  2. Heat up the oil, then put in the Achiote seeds for a couple minutes until the oil becomes deep red. Strain out the seeds.
  3. Sauté garlic and onions in oil until onions become translucent. Add water or broth or the liquid from which you steamed the seafood with.
  4. Stir in the peanutbutter, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the vegetables and simmer until they are half-done.
  6. Add mussels and prawns and simmer for another 5 -10 minutes.
  7. Then add the pechay, crab and cream dory slices and simmer for another five minutes.
  8. Serve with steamed rice and shrimp paste.