Crab Take 2

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and it was a very laid back day for me.  Instead of spending the day cooking a glorious spread, I bought a few pounds of snow crab clusters and a jug of cane juice and that pretty much summed up Easter Lunch/Dinner.   I started the day off with a trip to the miniature golf course where I played 27 holes.  I think I did well, I got a hole in one!  As for the overall score, lets just say we stopped counting since the second hole.   golf

After golf I stopped at  the DeKalb Farmers market, which was packed with people in the Sunday best, and I picked up a few items.   Initially I had planned to cook some kind of salmon with roasted asparagus, a spring salad and some sort of fruity dessert, but after spending half the day in the scorching sun I was too pooped to even attempt such a meal.  So I settled on snow crabs…can’t say I missed the salmon because the crab was phenomenal!   We ate a much as we could and put away the leftovers, which was 4 clusters.  This morning I decided to make Chicken Alfredo, but I soon remembered the crabs in the freezer and made a quick change, Crab Alfredo it was.  I must say I’m pretty darn proud of myself, I am a crab picking fool.  I cracked open those legs with such speed and precision I even shocked myself.  Of course you don’t have to do what I did, you can simply buy lump crab meat.   Crab Take 2 was a success…I enjoyed this dish!

P.S. If you look closely at the photos you will notice that one of my herbs from my one pot herb garden has made a cameo..its my chives!!

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Crab Alfredo Pasta

1 lb pasta cooked according to directions on box. (I used angel hair, you can also use fettuccine)

3 tbsp butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups milk

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup cream cheese

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp parsley, chopped

1/8 tsp nutmeg

3 cups lump crab meat

salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions on box and set aside.  Melt butter over a medium fire, the stir in flour to make a roux.   Whisk milk slowly into flour and butter mixture.  Don’t add the milk too fast or  you will end up with a lumpy sauce.  On a low fire, add parmesan cheese, nutmeg, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, cream cheese, salt and pepper.  Stir until well combined.  Add crab meat and cook until heated through.  Stir in the pasta making sure to coat it well,  garnish with additional chopped parsley or chives and grated parmesan cheese.

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4 Comments

  1. April 5, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    I am definitely gonna try to make this. I am loving your life, you golf, you cook and you eat:)) Not to mention you have a one pot garden. Life is good.

  2. JehanP
    April 5, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    Hehehe..life is good!

  3. Kelsey Meyer
    February 18, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    This looks delicious! I have never thought of using crab meat in pasta (I tend to stick with chicken or shrimp). Right now, I am trying to stay away from a lot of fats and carbohydrates so it would not be great for staying on track; however, I think it’s always good to reward yourself. I will definetly be trying this recipe in the near future.

  4. JehanP
    February 18, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Thanks Kelsey, I’m glad I can introduce you to something new.