Spicy Crab Spaghettini

spicy crab spaghettini

Now, this is my take on Spicy Crab Pasta. A relatively lighter and mildly spicy version. In fact, this is my favorite. It’s a simple sauté of onion, garlic, fresh tomatoes, parsley with the addition of red pepper flakes and a small portion of chili garlic sauce for added flavor and interest. As with any other seafood dish, freshly squeezed lemon juice was added to balance out & brighten up the flavors of the dish. As for my pasta cut of choice for this light pasta dish, which is ideal for spring/summertime weather (perfect for any time of year, in my opinion), I thought spaghettini cut fits the bill.

Ingredients

  • cooked crabmeat (about 2 T)
  • 1/2 small spanish onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • fresh parsley, chopped (about 1 T)
  • 1/4 t chili garlic sauce
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 lb spaghettini noodles (or any cut of choice)

Directions

  1. Saute onion and garlic.
  2. Add cooked crabmeat.
  3. Add red pepper flakes to taste
  4. Add chili garlic sauce,parsley & lemon juice
  5. Add a small amount of hot water from the pasta
  6. Diced tomatoes would come last as I prefer them not to be fully cooked in this recipe
  7. Toss cooked spaghettini in sauce.
  8. Add cheese if desired.

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