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Crab and White Wine Pasta

I made this from a food member who’s recipe I tagged to make and review and it was very good indeed. I was catching lots of crabs at the time from the end of my jetty and was looking for ways to use the crab meat. ¬†She had stated in her notes about the recipe that it was taken from Australian Good Food. If you want to view the original recipe from this person please click here.

Ingredients

400g trofie pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil
20g butter
500g cherry tomatoes or grape or tear drop tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine (250ml)
300 ml light cream
140 g crabmeat
1 bunch basil leaves, finely sliced
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated. I used a lot more than this, I put some in the sauce and then more on top, as we love parmesan cheese.

Method

1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet direction and then drain BUT reserving 1/4 cup of cooking water and then return pasta to pan.

2. Meanwhile heat oil and butter in a large frying pan on medium, until butter is foaming and add tomatoes and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until tomatoes begin to soften.

3. Using back of a spoon, lightly crush tomatoes to release juices and add wine and simmer, stirring occasionalyy, for 15 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly and season with salt and pepper to taste. * I added the extra Parmesan cheese here and stirred until it had melted.

4. Add cream, crabmeat and reserved cooking water and simmer, stirring gently, for 1 to 2 minutes until heated through and then stir through basil.

5. Add sauce to pasta and gently toss to combine and divide pasta between serving bowls, scatter over parmesan and serve.

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 Min’s
Total Time: 35 Min’s

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Thai Style Crab and Prawn Cakes
This is the other recipe I tagged for the game that I play on zaar. We had this as a starter before the the Thai green fish curry. It made for a fabulous meal and one that I have saved into my favourites to be enjoyed again and again. I use slightly more curry paste than listed but I had more crab meat and prawns than listed, I also used large green prawns chopped very small as this is what I had on hand. As well as adding the breadcrumbs to the mix I also patted some panko flakes onto the outside of the cakes to give them a nice crispy coating on the outside. To view more photos of this recipe or to read more reviews please click here. As stated in my last post please be sure to check out more of this chef’s recipes whilst you are there as she really does have some great ones.

Ingredients

250g Crabmeat
250g Small peeled cooked prawns, roughly chopped (shrimp)
3 Green onions, finely sliced
1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
2 Eggs
2 Teaspoons green curry paste
2 Teaspoons fish sauce
4 Teaspoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
Fresh ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons oil (or maybe a little more)

Method

1. Mix all ingredients together well.

2. Shape into 8 cakes.

3. Heat the oil over medium heat and fry the cakes until cooked and golden on one side (about 5 minutes).

4. Turn over and cook for another couple of minutes or until cooked right through.

Serve at once with a wedge of lime on the side.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.