If you tuned in to the launch of @wevetriedit’s TikTok, you’ll see that we scored 5 lbs of hand picked snow crab meat. The crab was packaged into 2.5 pound frozen blocks that consist of leg meat as well as small clumps of delicate crab meat. With the 2.5 pounds, we were able to stretch that into 3 different dishes. This crab fettuccine dish was one of them.
- 8 oz fettuccine
- 1/2 lb crab meat
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup white wine – Chardonnay
- 2 tbsp lemon juice, about half a lemon
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- salt to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. We used fettuccine. Angel hair or spaghetti noodles would work well for this recipe as well. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. While the pasta is cooking, heat up a large skillet on medium to high heat. Put in the butter and olive oil. Drop in the garlic and sauté for a couple minutes until fragrant and golden brown.
Next add in the white white, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-8 minutes until the liquid reduces by half.
Toss the noodles in the sauce. Add pasta water 1/4 cup at a time if needed to loosen up the pasta. Add the parsley and crab meat and gently fold into the pasta until combined. Next add parmesan cheese and salt to taste.
Dish up, top with more parmesan and enjoy!