Crab in Champagne butter sauce, served over angel hair pasta.

Jeff
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat, turn the heat to low, and cook for about 5 minutes, straining off any milk solids, until the butter is caramel brown in color. Pour in the wine, garlic, paprika, sage, and ground ginger, and cook and stir about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and the garlic is barely golden. Lightly fold in the crab.

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  • Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a boil over medium heat, and drop in the pasta. Cook until just tender, about 4 minutes, and drain.

  • Place the pasta on serving plates, and drizzle each serving with olive oil. Spoon the butter-crab sauce over each plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; 21 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 437 mg sodium. 32.5 g carbohydrates; 18.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
Very good recipe. I didn't have any white wine (we're red wine drinkers in this house!) so I added 2 Tbs. of lemon juice instead. Worked out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2011
This recipe is incredibly light and bland. I would have given it 1 star but because it will be so easy to jazz up in the future (like 10x the garlic 3x the spices and champagne!) I will give it 3. It is a good base recipe or if you have picky eaters who only like butter noodles this is a good one to get them started on. I used shrimp and scallops instead of crab. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
Very good recipe. I didn't have any white wine (we're red wine drinkers in this house!) so I added 2 Tbs. of lemon juice instead. Worked out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
Very good recipe. I didn't have any white wine (we're red wine drinkers in this house!) so I added 2 Tbs. of lemon juice instead. Worked out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I've made this several times now and I know I'll be making it again in the future. I just used a cheap white wine that I had around for cooking and thought it was still delicious so don't feel like you need the sparkling wine. I was using fresh crab meat which I always recommend. Canned meat just doesn't compare though if you don't have enough fresh for a whole batch I found mixing a little bit of lump meat in helps spread it out but still tastes good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
FANTASTIC!!! This was so good. I am a fan of a heavier sauce but my hubby loves light evoo sauces. This was perfect. he loved the flavors and I did as well. Although I always add WAY more garlic then they say to. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
I found this recipe to be very tasty very easy and very quick. I also appreciated how detailed the directions were as I am new to the kitchen. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Wow this recipe is a keeper!! I was so surprised when I tasted it I felt like I was at a fancy restraunt. I used immitation crab meat but you honestly couldn't tell. It turned out just delicious! My fiance was a little skeptikal because the sauce is light but one bight changed his mind. This recipe is wonderful will make it again and again! Thanks for sharing Jeff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I love this recipe! The only thing I change is using shrimp instead of crab. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
I'm not a big fan of crab other than well made crab cakes. I also try to keep my meal lower fat and though I love butter I try to keep it to a minimum. But I thought that the recipe looked good so I gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised! I liked it very much and will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2011
This recipe is incredibly light and bland. I would have given it 1 star but because it will be so easy to jazz up in the future (like 10x the garlic 3x the spices and champagne!) I will give it 3. It is a good base recipe or if you have picky eaters who only like butter noodles this is a good one to get them started on. I used shrimp and scallops instead of crab. Read More
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