When I went shopping this week, I found one of my favorite ingredients back in stock after being MIA all winter, jumbo lump crabmeat. And that definitely means that summer is on its way!
Of course, we won’t talk about what I paid for it, or the fact that it really wasn’t all jumbo lump but more lump, because it was still fresh Maryland blue claw crabmeat, and my friends it was delicious!
Lisa had asked for a white sauce but not to oily, so instead of a typical Aioli sauce, I decided to keep this pasta dish a little on the dry side by tossing it with the seasoned olive oil rather than dousing it with sauce.
The result was a fresh lightly oiled pasta dish where all of the ingredients retained their individual flavors. The perfect meal to showcase that wonderful crab meat!
Pasta Fresca is really just garlic, and tomatoes sauteed in olive oil, seasoned with a little crushed red pepper flakes and sea salt, but as is the case with most Italian dishes, there are as many variations as there are Italian Grandmothers. This is simply my very basic interpretation of this classic dish, so feel free to make changes!
If you love pasta dishes as much as I do you might also like my recipe for Pasta alla Caponata.
If you love pasta dishes you might also like these:
- Pasta alla Caponata
- Classic Fettuccine Alfredo
- Lobster fra Diavolo Bianco
- Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs
Very very delicious! I am making it again this evening.
This was good and easy to make. I like that it was not a heavy meal. Thank you for sharing.
Chef Dennis Littley
My pleasure and thank you for the comment and great review!
Can you add white wine in this recipe?
Chef Dennis Littley
You certainly can. Just watch the amount so the sauce doesn’t taste too much like the wine. Using it to deglaze the pan is always a good way to add in a little wine.
not a fan of seafood so im go to try this with chicken but it looks really good.
Great recipe. I used egg noodles and Thai basil.
Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe! I linked to it from my site since lump crab meat is on sale this week at Walmart and this is a great meal for someone to try and add to their meal planning for the week. Thank you for sharing! http://www.weeklyadmeals.com/2013/02/10/walmart-free-weekly-meal-plan-feb-10-16/
Thank you for including me in your menu planning!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Good morning! I have featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up and have linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share! Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/09/seafood-frenzy-friday-week-36.html
Tried this recipe earlier tonight and it was a delight. It was light and simple, the wonderful flavor of the crap was exquisite. It goes so well with the basil.
thanks so much for letting me know, and I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it!
Chef Dennis – I just made this for my kids tonight and they loved it. I actually had to stash a small bowl away for myself just so I could get a taste. Loved how easy it was and the fact that it doesn’t have any cream.
Had this for dinner tonight absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the great recipe!!
You’re very welcome! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
torviewtoronto and createwithmom
looks delicious lovely flavours
Nami | Just One Cookbook
I love this easy and delicious spaghetti recipe! I’ve never used jumbo lump crab meat for pasta. Looks very light and perfect for summer time!