Angel-Hair Pasta With Crab and Country Ham

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READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a deep skillet, heat the oil.
  • Add the ham and cook over moderate heat, tossing, until hot; using tongs, transfer to a paper-lined plate.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
  • Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat until softened, 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the wine and boil until reduced by half, 2 minutes.
  • Add the crab and thyme and toss until hot.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the cooking water.
  • Add the ham, pasta, reserved cooking water, crushed red pepper flakes (if using) and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet; toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish the pasta with the parsley and serve in bowls.
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