Linguine with Crab and Broccoli in a Lemon Pepper Sauce

linguine with crab and broccoli

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I have the world’s worst craving for crab lately.  This is not a good thing because crabmeat is not cheap. I finally broke down and bought an 8oz tub of frozen crabmeat at the local grocery store and then kept it in my freezer until I could figure out the best way to showcase it. It would have to be a somewhat simple crab recipe because I wanted the crustacean to shine but with only 8 ounces I was limited. So I figured pasta was going to be a good base as long as I didn’t go too crazy with the sauce. This linguine with crab and broccoli is the simple and yet very tasty result.


Linguine with Crab Recipe: with Broccoli in a Lemon Pepper Sauce

Serves 2 – 3

  • 8 oz lump crabmeat
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 TBS olive oil plus more for the final dish
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt to taste

boil linguine and broccoli

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook per the package directions. With 2 minutes left, add the broccoli.
  • Save about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • Drain the pasta and broccoli and set aside.

heat garlic

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  • Return the same pot to the burner over medium heat.  Add the butter and the pressed or minced garlic and swirl.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and half of the lemon juice

add pasta, broccoli and crab

  • Add the pasta and the broccoli with about half a cup of the reserved water.
  • Gently stir in the crab, adding more water if needed.

add olive oil

  • Drizzle in about a tablespoon of good quality olive oil

black pepper

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  • Finish with a generous amount of freshly ground pepper. 
  • Taste and add more lemon juice if desired.

How Was the Crab Recipe?

This was so good. Even though it doesn’t have a lot of crab the flavor was still evident and there were nice chunks of crab throughout. That is why it was worth paying for the lump crabmeat rather than the claw. This is not a cheap recipe by any stretch but it was worth it for a special dinner. In this case the “special” was my really, really wanting some crab. Hahahaha

I was very glad I was able to make this crab recipe for dinner and we both really enjoyed it. I have since purchased some crabcakes and they are in the freezer for another evening for dinner. My crab cravings will surely be satisfied with them. I added them to my last order from Sizzlefish.


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