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Crab Recipes

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Creamy Crab and Red Pepper Sauce for Pasta

Servings: 4 cups

1 cup dry white wine
8 ounce jumbo lump or backfin crabmeat, well picked over
½ cup shallot, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbls butter
½ teaspoon salt
4 Tbls all purpose flour
1 ½ pound cooked pasta, any type
3 cups milk
4 ounce pimentos, drained

Pour the wine into a large stainless steel or glass saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the wine has almost all evaporated (there should still be a small amount of moisture in the pan). Stir in the butter. Cook over medium low heat until it is melted.

Thoroughly blend in the flour. Use a whisk to gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a simmer. Cook slowly for 5 minutes.

Purée the pimentos in a food processor or blender. Stir the pimento purée and the crabmeat into the sauce. Season with salt. Return to a simmer. Cook slowly for 2 to 3 minutes longer.

Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Toss with the sauce. Serve.


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