Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Often found at shacks on the beach in Puerto Rico, this full-flavored crab dish is served in the shell, or with rice and green bananas or plantains. A defining element of the dish is sofrito, a traditional Spanish sauce of tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro, and hot pepper. Found at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and oregano; sauté until soft, about 6 minutes. Add tomato sauce and wine and boil until almost evaporated, about 1 minute. Add crabmeat; lower heat to medium, cover, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in olives, cilantro, and hot sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into crab shells, if desired. Squeeze juice from lime wedges over and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

There just wasn't anything to not like about this. It was fresh, light, and full of flavor. I added a little extra cilantro and squeezed lime juice over the entire dish. I served it over rice.

5 5

This is one of my favorite recipes from home - if it's served in the crab shell it's called Carapacho De Jueyes, if it's not served in the crab shell it's called Salmorejo De Jueyes. I like mine served with golden fried breadfruit slices that have been sprinkled with garlic and olive oil. The only minor change to this authentic recipe is that I stir in the cilantro at the very end so that it keeps its lively green color. BUEN PROVECHO!

5 5

Truly delish! Will serve the leftovers with rice as suggested. Made for ZWT3.