Super quick, and incredibly simple to make, but guaranteed to impress your dinner guest! It took me only 20 minutes to make this gorgeous plate of pasta! I regretted not making larger portion of this dish as both the husband and I could not get enough of it! I made another 2 servings using teddy bear shaped pasta for the girls, and they finished their meal at record speed!
This time round, I used The Alaska Guys‘ Wild Alaskan Golden King Crab. Since they are already cooked in Sea Brine (a salt water solution that acts like a natural preservative) it means I just have to get them out of their shell with my pair of trusty kitchen shears and heat them up! The crab legs made the would-have-been-boring pasta popped with it’s succulent, sweet, salty, and most definitely fresh taste of the Alaskan sea!
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Ingredients (Serves 2)
- Alaskan King Crab from The Alaska Guys, about 1/2 cup
- 2 servings of pasta
- 2 lemongrass, ends only cut to 2 inch pieces & bruised
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- Handful of fresh basil, chiffonade
- 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Reserved cooked pasta water
- Lemon zest and basil for garnish (optional)
Cook your pasta just shy of al-dente in a pot of salted water with lemongrass.
Reserve some of the water for later.
Remove shell of the Alaskan King Crab and cut it into bite size pieces.
Heat pan on med-low, add oil and butter.
When butter is melted, add garlic.
Allow garlic to infuse oil for a couple of minutes without browning, lower heat if necessary.
Then add crab meat and cherry tomatoes.
Saute for 2 minutes, and add pasta.
Toss to coat pasta, adding some pasta water if too dry.
Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat, squeeze in lemon juice, and toss in basil leaves.
Toss to combined and garnish.