This video will help explain how to crack your crab claws - these aren't pacific rock crabs in the video, but they are close enough!  We linked it to start midway through so you don't have to learn about getting the body meat.


Crab Spaghetti with Lemon Gremolata

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Ingredients

Crab Spaghetti

Fresh Rock Crab Meat, Shells Removed

8 Ounces of Dried Spaghetti

3 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter

1 1/2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Clove of Garlic - Minced

1/3 Cup Dry White Wine, Plus 2 Tablespoons

1 Lemon - Juiced

1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Kosher Salt

Lemon and Garlic Gremolata

2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

2 Cups Fresh Sourdough Bread Crumbs

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Clove of Garlic, Minced

2 Tablespoons Parsley, Chopped

2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest (about 1 medium lemon)

Directions

For crab spaghetti

  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup cooking water.
  2. In large pan over medium high heat melt butter in olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add white wine, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Add crab meat and hot spaghetti and stir to mix well. Add ½ cup of Parmesan and kosher salt; toss. Add ¼ cup of reserved cooking liquid at a time if the pasta needs more liquid. Top with Lemon and Garlic Gremolata and more Parmesan cheese and serve.

For lemon and garlic gremolata

  1. In medium fry pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add bread crumbs and kosher salt. Stir to combine in butter. Toast bread crumbs for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Be careful so crumbs don’t burn. Remove hot bread crumbs from heat and add in garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Stir to combine and add to top of Crab Spaghetti.

Difficulty:

3/5 - Somewhat Challenging

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes