Nov 30, 2011

How to Boil Water: Crab Linguine

Hi! It's me again! It's been awhile since we've done a 'How to Boil Water,' huh? It was kinda a funky week with Thanksgiving and all. By the way, did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? Mine was great. One of the best.

But we all know that's not why I'm here right now. I'm here right now because I made a new dish. And today's choice was because well I had no idea what else to make, I knew I needed something new, and hey it even looked good. But why is it that something like this always looks better in the original picture than when you actually make it? Why is that?

Oh well.

Ingredients:
12 ounces dried linguine - I guess here was my first mistake. Instead of Crab Linguine, we really had Crab Fettuccine and that was because I thought I had linguine but I actually had fettuccine. Oops.
6 tablespoons butter, divided
2 leeks
4 garlic cloves
1 cup frozen peas
1 lemon, juice and zest
a small handful parsley
14 ounces crab meat
coarse salt & black pepper
grated Parmesan for sprinkling

Directions:
Start heating up large pot of salted water. While the water is heating for the pasta, prepare the rest of the dish.

In large pan, heat 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add in well rinsed and chopped leeks. Saute for 10 minutes without browning until very soft.

Mix in finely chopped garlic, thawed peas, lemon zest, and chopped fresh parsley. Cook for a minute.

When the water is boiling, cook the linguine just until tender following the package instructions. Drain the linguine lightly and return to the pot with some water still left.

Scoop the leek mixture over the pasta mixture followed by the crab meat. Squeeze in lemon juice and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Toss until the butter has melted and all the linguine is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle lightly with grated Parmesan and parsley.





So not so good. We decided this wasn't going into the book of favorites. It was decent but just not worth it. That's about what we decided.

Oh and just so you know what it should have looked like:

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That's why I picked it in the first place...because it actually looks really good. But mine did not turn out that way. Sad day - oh well - I'm certainly not going to try again. But if you any of you decide to try it, let me know how yours turns out. Picture and all. Gotta be prettier than mine, right?

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