home cooked dinners by the season

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta

I think this is the simplest recipe I’ve posted. Dungeness crab inspires this. So good on its own, it needs very little to enhance its sweet flavor and delicate texture. Just a little garlic carefully cooked over low heat to release its flavor then marinated briefly with ripe sweet tomatoes and fragrant basil. All tossed together in a web of fine strands of angel hair pasta this is summer cooking at its finest.

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes (about 3 medium)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 12 ounces Dungeness crab
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 12 ounces angel hair pasta
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and olive oil over low heat in skillet; add garlic and cook just to soften and release flavor (do not brown) about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add tomatoes and basil. Allow sitting 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat the tomato mixture over low to medium heat; add crab and cook just to heat through, about 2-3 minutes then remove from heat. Add cooked pasta to tomato and crab mixture and toss to evenly mix; season with salt and pepper. Toss with Parmesan Cheese.

 


Related Posts

Celery Root Cauliflower Soup

Celery Root Cauliflower Soup

Some things are just more beautiful on the inside, like celery root.  You may have skimmed over it in the produce section thinking what is this unattractive and obscure vegetable, and how would I use it. Also known as celery knob or celeriac, it might […]

One Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken Meatballs

One Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken Meatballs

It’s not often I hear someone say they don’t like meatballs. I think it’s because they are just fun to eat. Each bite has many flavors and they’re tender from mixing additional ingredients to the ground meat. True, they do take a bit more time […]



5 thoughts on “Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *