Crab Linguine


Have I mentioned how much I love seafood? Well I do & any chance I get to add some to a dish I do – especially a pasta dish! I can’t go a week without having some type of pasta. Okay, more specifically, I really can’t go more than a day or so without some type of pasta. Thank goodness there are endless ways to prepare pasta & I’ll do my best to bring as many of them to your table as possible. Wouldn’t want to leave you out now!

This recipe would even be great with some cream added to it to thicken up the sauce when the weather cools off a bit.  Also, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times PLEASE don’t cook with any wine that you wouldn’t drink! It should be a law. Perhaps I should start a petition LOL! You can enjoy the rest of your open bottle of wine with the dish. Additionally, please resist the temptation to buy the imitation crab meat. It just won’t work. I realize the real stuff can be a little pricey but quality ingredients make quality food. You’ll be happy you used the good stuff!

This dish is really easy; you just simply need to get your timing down. Start on the sauce right before your water starts to boil & you should be fine. I like to have all of my ingredients chopped, minced, diced & sliced (LOL) before I start cooking. Makes things go smoother. Remember, we should work smarter not harder in the kitchen! Be sure to have some bread nearby to sop up all of that crab-alicious sauce with!


What’s your most interesting way to enjoy crab?


What you’ll need:
1 box of Linguine (I like Barilla)
1 large container of crab meat (jumbo lump or claw meat works best)
4 cloves of fresh garlic – minced
2 green onions – chopped thin
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
extra virgin olive oil
1 cup of dry white wine
Juice of half lemon

What to do:

Put on a large pot of water to boil. Season water generously w/salt. When the water has almost started to boil you’ll need to start on your sauce. (Noting that when the water does boil, add your linguine and cook until al dente)

In a large pan (large enough to hold the sauce & then to add the linguine) add a few good turns of the olive olive and a tbsp of butter. When oil is heated add your garlic & onions. Saute for about a minute. Add in your wine & the rest of the butter. Allow sauce to reduce slightly. If sauce reduces too much add more wine & a little more butter. Add in your crab meat, lemon juice & GENTLY stir through. Check sauce for seasoning. Add salt if necessary.

By this time your linguine should be cooked. Drain your Linguine, reserving about a cup of the water. Add the drained linguine to the sauce pan and toss gently. If the sauce needs to be thinned out add some of the reserved pasta water (remember add a little add a time) Garnish with a little pepper & serve immediately.

Buon Appetito!

Goes great with:
A nice crusty bread and the rest of the bottle of wine you used to cook with!

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  1. 1

    Oh Honey!!! I’m dying for this. N O W.

    xoxo Julia

  2. 2

    Seeing your seafood posts makes me wish I liked seafood! Oh well, I still love looking at your photos!

  3. 3

    This looks really good. It’s been a while since I’ve had crab. mmmmm….tasty!!

  4. 4

    Wow! That looks so fresh and delicious!

  5. 5

    I agree that pasta is the most versatile of foods. As for crabs and pasta, I love it in a red tomato sauce.

  6. 6

    I love seafood but being in a land locked state makes it dang near impossible to find the good stuff without paying an arm and a leg. Still worth a great splurge meal every now and then.

    Another thing I have been doing wine wise is buying the 4 pack of wine that are 1 cup bottles. Perfect for us who live alone and don’t want cooking to turn us into raging alcoholics. Thankfully a lot of vineyards are jumping on board and the selection keeps increasing.

  7. 7

    This looks so good, I am going to have to make some crab or clam Linguine soon! It has been too long.

  8. 8

    Great photos. Wish we could have a bit of that for lunch today. Sounds rich and delicious.

  9. 9

    OMG!! Looks amazing!

  10. 10

    I love seafood too, especially in the summer! This pasta looks amazing.

  11. 11

    I like to sit at a table with a bib and crack my way through about 16 legs. No butter, just crab . . . okay maybe a little butter, but mostly just gimme the crab!

  12. 12

    Oh gosh, I’m so hungry for lunch, now I see this and my tummy is eating itself from hunger! This lokos delicious! Nothing like crab, good crab!

  13. 13

    Sounds absolutely delish!

  14. 14

    Wow, fantastic photos!! Making me hungry!! =)

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    Joe Ann Strachan /

    Oh my god!!! This looks fantastic!! I love pasta and alfredo.. I will be trying this very soon. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Mirage /

    I saved this earlier today! Im actually going home this weekend to oregon so Im going to make this for my parents since we are going to spend a night at the coast. Fresh seafood again and a beautiful recipe to use it in! Thank you:)

  17. 17

    These are two of my favorite things on one plate! Delicious.

  18. 18

    Hmmm looks delicious! Too bad I don’t eat crab… but I surely look forward to more posts on other ingredients that I do eat! 🙂

  19. 19

    Oh yum. Any crab, any way, is fabulous and decadent. Have you considered submitting your photos to They’re very picky, and link back to your site. Great way to get page views.

  20. 20

    Waouh, not only the recipe looks absolutely delicious but the pictures are just beautiful. I really love the design of your blog and I’m always impressed by the quality of your pictures, well done!

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    snero /

    OMG!!! Its only 10 am and I am already drooling ! Looks like I will be insearch of Crab today !!

  22. 22

    Paula, I love, love, love this recipe. And anything with Parmigiano Reggiano is something that I must try. It’s one of my fav. cheeses after mozzarella and mascarpone (I love Italian cheese more than french cheeses for some reason- shhh don’t tell anyone that. LOL)

  23. 23

    wow, that looks so delicious!

  24. 24

    Wonderful recipe! A great way to enjoy seafood!

  25. 25

    Great photo’s and recipe – I love adding chilli and coriander to mine!

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    ANNIE /


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  28. 28

    I have been looking for a Crab Linguine recipe to feature on my blog for weeks ~ think I just found it 🙂

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