I spent seven years living in Maryland, where I could always get fresh crabs. Now that I'm in New England, it's a little tougher, but this is such a delicious dish that it makes the hunt worth it. In a pinch, you can use canned crabmeat, but fresh is definitely much better.
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- 1Using a mortar and pestle, grind the crabmeat into a rough pulp.
- 2Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan. Add the parsey and garlic, along with some salt and pepper, and fry for a few minutes, until the garlic starts to brown.
- 3Add the tomatoes, crabmeat, and wine, then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 4Meanwhile, cook the linguine according to the directions on the package. Drain, but reserve a bit of the cooking water. Put the linguine back in the pan. Add the remaining oil and toss over medium heat until the pasta is well coated.
- 5Add the tomato-crab mixture to the linguine and toss again. Add some of the reserved cooking water if the pasta looks like it needs it. Adjust seasoning and serve hot.
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Nutritional Facts for Linguine Al Granchio (Linguine With Crab)
Serving Size: 1 (263 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 490.8
- Calories from Fat 107
- Total Fat 11.9 g
- Saturated Fat 1.7 g
- Cholesterol 26.7 mg
- Sodium 543.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 68.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
- Sugars 3.9 g
- Protein 23.7 g