King Crab Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 575.0
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 142.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,894.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 61.0 g

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Deliciously fresh pasta dinner for two. Deliciously fresh pasta dinner for two.
Number of Servings: 2


    4 Legs of King Crab (use more if you have it!)

    2 cups of Spaghetti, Linguine, or any other long pasta.

    2 Large Tomatoes

    1 Clove of Garlic

    Pepper, Salt, Chili Pepper Flakes (or chopped dry chilis)

    Herbs (pinch of each): chives, oregano, basil, parsley.

    Olive oil


This recipe is for a dinner for two. Each serving is a cup of pasta with one share of the sauce.

Set water to boil for pasta.
Chop all herbs finely.
Chop tomatoes into small pieces and place in a bowl for later use.
Demolish the garlic with your blade, until as fine as possible (honestly, chop the garlic for at least 2 minutes)
If you're using dried chilis (which I recommend) instead of chili flakes chop it up too, rather finely - be careful not to touch your eyes immediately after chopping the chili.
Take frozen crabs legs, and under cold running water remove the meat from the shell - ensure you remove any cartilage and shell fragments. It is not important if the bits of crab are in tact (in fact if they are little pieces instead of big pieces it saves you the next step).
Tear/Cut/Chop the crab meat into small bits and set in a bowl.

Once the water has boiled dump in your pasta and set the timer for 9 minutes (for Al Dente). You now have 9 minutes to get the rest done, so work quickly.

Place a non-stick (preferably non-teflon as well) pan on medium heat. After 2 minutes put in the olive oil and immediately add the garlic. Once the garlic begins to sweat - this takes about 45 seconds to 1 minute (be sure not to burn it otherwise it will be bitter) throw in your tomatoes and stir around. The pan should sizzle and steam away the excess water from the tomatoes, as well as cool it down significantly. At this point turn the heat to medium-low (closer to medium than to low) and season with pepper, salt, and chili pepper. When the pasta timer reads 2 minutes (7 minutes have passed) turn the pan's heat down to low-medium (more low than medium) and throw crab meat. Mix it around. When the pasta is finished strain it and leave it in the sieve for a minute. turn the pan's heat back to medium and throw in the pasta.

Stir around for about 1 minute. Plate, and sprinkle with herbs. Add Garnish of parsley.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALEXJOKIC.

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