Pinoy seafood kare kare recipe takes less hassle in the kitchen instead of preparing the usual beef kare kare oxtail, beef tripe, or pork leg kare kare. As much as I love beef kare kare, I can’t deny the fact that I love seafood recipes more than beef. It just happened that we ordered this pinoy seafood kare kare in a restaurant, so I planned on cooking it at home.

The good thing about Pinoy seafood kare kare recipe is that seafood takes less time when preparing in the kitchen. If you are familiar in cooking the usual kare kare, this seafood recipe is easier to follow. Remember one thing though, you have to prepare a large bowl of rice because you can’t get enough of this yummy pinoy seafood kare kare.

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Want it to be more perfect? Don’t forget that a delicious bagoong alamang is the key to bring out the goodness of this Pinoy seafood kare kare, even if it is the usual kare kare.

(see Easy Bagoong Alamang Recipe for your reference) 

Try this Pinoy seafood kare kare recipe and be a Kare Kare expert.

Pinoy Seafood Kare Kare Recipe
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Serves: 3-4

Preparation Time: 20 MINS.

Cooking Time:       30 MINS.



  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Oil for sautéing
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Asuete or Annato
  • 2 tbsp. Corn starch (dissolve in ¼ cup of water)
  • 5 cups seafood stock
  • 6 pcs Squids (cut into rings), ink removed
  • 2 cups Shrimps or tiger prawns
  • 2 cups Mussels
  • 4 pcs Crabs (cut into halves)
  • 200 grams Clams
  • 1 bundle of bean strings (cut into 2-inch long), blanched
  • 3 pcs Eggplants (cut diagonally), blanched
  • 1 bundle of pechay, blanched
  • 1 Banana heart (puso ng saging) sliced diagonally, blanched
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Steam all the seafood ingredients; clams, crabs, and mussels until cooked, set aside the stock.
  2. Heat up the oil and then put in the asuete seeds (annatto) in oil until the oil becomes deep red in color. Remove the seeds from the oil by straining them.
  3. Saute’ the garlic, onion, squids, and shrimps in oil.
  4. Pour the stock and stir in the peanut butter. Pour in the cornstarch with water and stir until you achieved the thick sauce.
  5. Add the clams, crabs and mussels and let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
  6. Add all the vegetables and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Plate and serve.
  8. Best served with bagoong alamang (shrimp paste).

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