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Shrimp in chili crab sauce

Indulge yourself with this delicious and decadently rich shrimp recipe cooked in spicy crab sauce. Yet another quick and easy recipe to love!

chili garlic prawns

If you have read and tried the recipe from my old post for Pasta Aligue, you should know by now how good Aligue or ‘crab fat’ is, but also that it should be taken in moderation. But indulging oneself once in a while should be (more than) fine.

But this shrimp in chili crab sauce is simply a must-try. It is very easy to make, done in less than ten minutes, but definitely packs a lot of flavors. Slightly sweet and savory loaded with garlicky goodness with a little spicy take.

About the ingredients…

Shrimp – you can use fresh whole shrimp or even the frozen ones that are shelled and headless. Both will work great.

Crab Fat – or Aligue or taba ng Talangka in Filipino refers to the orange paste that is made up of the tomalley and roe of a crab. It is considered a delicacy that is normally used to flavor other dishes but can also be just mixed with steamed rice. It is normally sold in jars or canned cooked with some spices.

Ketchup – you can use tomato ketchup but banana ketchup, which is more common and available in the Philippines, will also do.

Fish Sauce adds saltiness to this dish and gives it or any dish that extra umami flavor that you cannot get from salt. But this is optional.

If you do not have chili flakes, you may also use chili powder, chili sauce, or sriracha. Just adjust the amount depending on how spicy you like it to be.

Sprite/7-Up – it is not in the image above as it is optional. But adding a little enhances the natural sweetness of the shrimp meat. You can replace it with white wine if you like.

In the mood for other delightful shrimp dishes? Here’s more…

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Shrimp cooked in garlic chili sauce

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shrimp in chili crab sauce
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Shrimp in Chili Crab Sauce

Indulge yourself with this delicious and decadently rich shrimp recipe cooked in chili crab sauce.
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: aligue,shrimp
Servings: 6
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic– minced
  • 1/4 cup crab fat paste (aligue)
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchupor banana ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes– or as desired
  • 2 pounds shrimp– washed and drained
  • 1/2 cup Sprite / 7-Up
  • green onionsfor garnishing


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute the garlic until tender and slightly browned.
  • Add the crab fat paste and ketchup and stir until well blended. Season with fish sauce and chili flakes.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring until all sides turn pink. Pour in the Sprite/7-Up and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are completely cooked.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped green onions and serve with your favorite pasta or rice.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp in Chili Crab Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 418mg139%
Sodium 1515mg63%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This recipe was originally published in July 2016. Updated in July 2020 to include new photos, more tips, and a recipe video.



Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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    Hi, I would like to try your recipes because they are not complicated and look yummy. However, I do not have measuring cups. I wanna know the equivalent of cups in grams. I look over the internet and gives me different measurements. Thank you.

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