Dad's Spaghetti with Crab Sauce
This is another of Dad’s favorite dishes, using the crabs caught right outside of the house. It’s hard to get fresher ingredients! Make this with any pasta, although we traditionally use spaghetti or linguini.
1 lb. Spaghetti or Linguini
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
½ Cup Onion, Chopped
1 lb. Fresh Crabs, Cleaned (Optional – Canned Crabmeat)
2 Cups Crushed Tomatoes
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Black Pepper
2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, Chopped
Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions (approx. 8-10 minutes for al dente pasta). While the pasta cooks, in a large skillet over medium heat, combine the olive oil, garlic, and onions. Saute for approx. 5 minutes, until onions become translucent. Add the fresh crabs and sauté for approx. 10 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper, and simmer for another 10 minutes. Before draining the pasta, reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water. Add the cooking liquid and drained pasta to the crab mixture in the sauté pan. Mix well to combine the flavors. Top with the chopped parsley and serve warm.