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Recipes: How To Make Easy Crab Pasta Dishes

Updated on May 27, 2012

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Crab Pasta Tradiition

This awesome Seafood pasta dish has been a family tradition for the end of a year for generations. I thought I would share this seasonal Crab Pasta with you since we just indulged in it once again.

This family recipe for Crab Pasta recipe is simple, fresh, seasonal and delicious as the main dish or an accompaniment to a main dish. It's also one of those dishes you can scale up to meet any sized party.

Seafood Crab Pasta Ingredients \ Serves 4

  • 1 lb or 3/4 lb Dry Pasta or Fresh
  • 1/2 lb Crab Meat
  • 2-3 Medium Celery Stalks
  • 1-1/2 to 2 Cups Fresh Parsely, Not Chopped
  • 2-3 Medium Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 small can Tomato Sauce
  • Pinch Fresh Rosemary
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 1pat Butter


Dungeness Crab
Dungeness Crab

Crab Pasta Directions

  1. Start by preparing fresh Crab Meat by shelling and cleaning.
  2. Chop the parsley, garlic, celery and rosemary.
  3. In a sauce pan heat the oil and the butter. When hot add the Crab meat and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in the chrushed red pepper, chopped parsley, garlic, celery and rosemary and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Next add in the small can of tomato sauce and using the can, add a can of warm water or half can warm water and half can of white wine.
  6. Now this is important for getting the right flavor. You must let this simmer slowly for at least 11/2 hours! It really makes all the difference int he world for this pasta dish.
  7. A side note: Adding lobster or shrimps to this dish just makes it better and better so have fun!
  8. Prepare the pasta and serve with fresh Parmesan.

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A Family Tradition

This is a great tradition that has been around for generations. It is wonderful and seasonal for this time of year as the crab harvests come in here in the Pacific Northwest. It is warming to the belly and the soul and I hope you'll give it a try. My family loves it every year.



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