Crab and Spaghetti (1953)

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Recipe by Chocolatl

This is one of a number of historical recipes I am posting from my cookbook collection. It is adapted from the 1953 edition of Adventures in Good Cooking, by travelling salesman and food critic Duncan Hines, and featuring recipes collected from around the USA. This recipe is from Fishermen's Grotto in San Francisco. Feel free to reduce the amount of oil and salt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add onions, garlic, parsley and celery, and cook until golden brown.
  3. Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and paprika together.
  4. Add to vegetable mixture.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Add crab and sherry and cook until heated through.
  7. Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti.
  8. Serve spaghetti topped with sauce and cheese.

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