Sunday, February 3, 2013

Angel Hair Pasta with Crab Meat

Need a meal quick? Here’s a nifty little dish that my kids love, and if you want a nice dish for unexpected company that works up quickly, this is it. Let’s get cooking!

There are just four ingredients in this recipe. Count them…FOUR. Just one of the things I love about it.

And it literally takes just 30 minutes or less from the beginning of preparation to dinner on the table.

Put your water on to boil for the angel hair pasta.

Slightly cut up the crab meat, and peel and mince the garlic cloves. You can use as few as 3-4 cloves of garlic, or six or seven if you love garlic the way my family does. Our breath may knock over even a man in a Haz-mat suit, but hey, at least we know we’re safe from vampires. ;)

(Just for the record, no I don’t believe in vampires, but I do enjoy joking about them occasionally.)

Another great thing about this dish is that you can add shrimp to it, add scallops, add both…or simply scrap the whole crab meat idea and just go with the other seafood. But at least try it with the crab; it lends a subtle sweetness to the dish that is just scrumptious.

Now, in a sauté pan, place the crab meat with at least ¼ c. butter and heat through on medium heat, about ten minutes.

Add the minced garlic and cook another five minutes, stirring frequently.

By now the water should be boiling and ready for your pasta. Angel hair pasta literally takes only about 4-5 minutes to cook, so stay with it.

When done, drain well and put it back in the pan. Add a little butter and/or oil (olive oil, vegetable oil, whatever you prefer).

Now you’re ready to serve. Place a serving of angel hair pasta on the plate, spoon out a portion of the buttery crab meat and garlic, and serve with a smile. So quick, so easy, and a family favorite here. ~TMMF

Angel Hair Pasta with Crab
     (serves 6)

1-1 ½ lb. imitation crab meat
5 cloves garlic
¼-½ c. butter
1 lb. angel hair pasta


  1. Made me hungry just reading about it. One of my favorites of all your dishes. Your blog is well written, a bit humorous, easy to follow with pictures expertly taken and laid-out. You're the best Valerie!

  2. Thank you. :) Easiest yummy dish, and so quick! :)