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Spaghetti With Dungeness Crab

Today, I have a fantastic Spaghetti With Dungeness Crab recipe for you. The pasta is tossed into a delicious light tomato-based crab meat sauce. The delicate flavors of the fresh crab meat is retained with only minimal cooking. I think this pasta dish will be an outstanding weeknight dinner treat!

Spaghetti With Dungeness Crab


3 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Cloves Garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tsp Chili Flakes
1 Can (28 fl oz/796 ml) Diced Tomatoes, drained and reserved ½ Cup of liquid
24 Slow Roasted or Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, halved
About 1 lb of Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat (from 1 large crab/2.5 lbs)
2 Sprigs of Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
3 Sprigs of Italian Flat-Leaves Parsley, chopped
½ Cup White Wine
Lemon Juice
Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
400 g Dried Spaghetti


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chili flakes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Add the diced tomatoes, reserved liquid, wine and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low while you cook your pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Allow the tomato mixture to simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, crab meat, basil and parsley, and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Season the mixture with lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.

When the pasta has cooked al dente, drain it in a colander, and toss it in the pan with the crab meat sauce. Serves immediately.

Serves 4

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  1. Oh that's looks amazing! I will try it with other crab meat because dungeness is not that common in the east coast.

  2. I love spaghetti and crabs! Mouthwatering dish =)

  3. That looks amazing, delicious, fabulous! Love it!

  4. OH yum!!! I love crab NOT in it's shell. lol

  5. What a delightful pasta dish...looks delicious!



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