Simple yet elegant, thisCrab Spaghettiis pure comfort food with a high brow touch—because who doesn’t find comfort in twirling pasta around the big old clumps of sweetly lush lump crab.
Crab can sometimes feel a little intimidating to make. How do you cook it? How do you crack it? And doesn’t it take forever to get that meat out of those prickly sharp shells?
Fear not, this Crab Spaghetti with Lemon Gremolata jumps from pan to plate in about a half an hour. And I have just the tip to make it as painless as possible to make cure your crabby cravings.
Butter, wine and lemon all combine to create a lush and flavorful spaghetti noodle coating that has just a touch of heat with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
Now those flavors aren’t hard to find in many a shellfish / pasta dish, but what makes this recipe especially indulgent is the addition of crunchy, garlicky bread crumbs with lemon and parsley that gives a deceptively luxe crunch to this pretty simple meal.
Well, you could cook yourself some legs likeI did here, but what I like to do for the quickest and easiest dinner creating is to buy it already cooked, cleaned and ready to go. I don’t go for the aluminum tin can kind, instead I get这个品牌从Costco (it’s in the refrigerated foods section and is sold fresh) and it’s my hands down favorite.
Whether you cook it yourself or buy it ready to go, just make sure it’s jumbo for the best crabby flavor.
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- 6tablespoonsunsalted butter
- 3tablespoonsolive oil
- 3/4cupwhite wineChardonnay
- ½茶匙red pepper flakes
- 1cupgrated Parmesan cheese
For lemon and garlic gremolata
- 2tablespoonsunsalted butter
- 2tablespoons柠檬zest.从1 medium lemon
In large pan over medium high heat melt butter in olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add white wine, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Add lump crab meat and hot spaghetti and stir to mix well. Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan and kosher salt; toss. Add 1/4 cup of reserved cooking liquid at a time if the pasta needs more liquid. Top with Lemon and Garlic Gremolata and more Parmesan cheese and serve.
For lemon and garlic gremolata
In medium fry pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add bread crumbs and kosher salt. Stir to combine in butter. Toast bread crumbs for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Be careful so crumbs don’t burn. Remove hot bread crumbs from heat and add in garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Stir to combine and add to top of Crab Spaghetti.
Because I can’t ever say no to just one round of crab, here are a few more renditions to savor.
Creamy Tomato and Crab Fettucinne
Creamy, dreamy and totally lump crabbalini, this pasta rendition makes me weak in the kneesey.配方这里.
High fives all around the table, with the husb declaring this recipe as on ready to go head to head with any seafood faring food stop in Boston.配方这里.
Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta
Royal is as royal does. This one is the queen of the crop thanks to it’s low carb ‘noodles’.配方这里.
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