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lemon crab pasta with parsley

Crab Pasta With Tomatoes and Garlic

This crab pasta with tomatoes and garlic is a delicious easy seafood linguine dish you can make in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American, Seafood
Servings 4 people


  • stove top


  • 1 lb dry linguine
  • 8 oz lump crab meat
  • 8 oz claw crab meat
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 each lemons, juice
  • 8 oz butter, unsalted
  • 0.5 cup parsley, freshly chopped
  • salt, to taste


  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water for two minutes less than package directions
  • In large saute pan, melt butter. Add garlic and cook gently for one to two minutes but do not get any color on garlic. Add tomatoes and bring to simmer for five minutes. Add crab meat and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cook for another three minutes. You can add the squeezed lemon to the pan as well to get extra flavor, but remove before adding next ingredient.
  • Add the partially cooked pasta to the pan along with some of the pasta water. Cook for another two minutes. Toss in freshly chopped parsley and season to taste with salt.
  • Serve immediately. Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and serve with lemon.
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