I thought I will be sent to the gallow by the King for cooking a one dish meal for dinner yesterday and guess what ?
The King / Lordship Daddy actually enjoyed this pasta dish with crabmeat and chilli .! Better than those served at the Italian restaurant lol! Just kidding…. I was inspired after flipping thru Curtis Stone book and saw this awesome pasta. Thus did a bit of adjustment according to what ingredients I have, I served this pasta fit for a King ….King of the house of course :p
Simple and delicious ! And you can slurp it down with those explosive flavor tingling your tongue and have you craving for a second helping . This is a keeper for sure. I heart Curtis Stone not just because he is hot but his cooking is so relaxing , simple and yet taste good. This is what I want….simple yet delicious :)
This pasta dish is simple to prepare . Get the crabmeats ready a day before. I steamed the crab claws a day before and have the meat removed and stored in the fridge ready for cooking. Once you have that done...you can have your Crab and Chilli Pasta ready in 30 minutes :) Sounds like you just wave the magic wand ...right ? Curtis Stone cooking is so simple and easy that most of my dinner menu comes from his book :) Daddy said , this is the only cookbook that he see most often in the kitchen unlike the rest , they have been place in cold storage :p He asked " It is the man or the recipes " and I answered him " did you enjoy your dinner tonight ? " and that sealed his lips ! I will seal my lips too and let my pics tell the story.....
all you have to do is saute all the ingredients in a non stick pan
with olive oil.....drain the spaghetti and toss together till well mixed
and it is ready to be served
Crab & Chilli Pasta- ( adapted from Cooking With Curtis )
-serves 2 person
spaghetti - portion for 2 person
6 crab claws -
1/2 cup crabmeat
6 pips garlic- finely chopped
2 fresh chilli - finely chopped
5 spears of asparagus - cut into 1 cm length
1/4 cup white wine
1 tbsp of dried mixed herbs
sea salt and black pepper for taste
Steam the crabs for 12-15 minutes in boiling steamer. Take it out and leave in the fridge for abaout 1 hour. Crack the crab claw with a hammer or nut crackers.
Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 12-15 minutes till al dente.
Meanwhile, sweat the garlic and chilli with 2 tbsp of olive oil in a separate large non-stick pan until soft but not colored. Add in the asparagus, stir fry for 1 minute . Add the white wine, crabmeat and claws, then season salt and black pepper.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the extra virgin oil and mixed herbs, stirrring constantly.
Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the crab mixture. Toss together and serve immediately in warm bowls.
Crab is low in fat and high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids ( good for cadiovascular health )
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