One of the quick and easy recipes Cooking Like A Pro love doing are pasta dishes with cherry tomato sauce. There are a lot of pasta recipes one can create with cherry tomatoes. Most of which are very easy to do, too. In fact, here’s a new recipe I’d like to share with you – crab pasta with basil using cherry tomatoes.
Get my full recipe below.
This crab pasta recipe is not only delightful to the palate and satisfying to the tummy; it’s nutritious, as well. You can serve this dish as a healthy snack to kids. For the hubby and me however, it’s usually the main meal itself, served with fried chicken at the side.
What’s amazing even, is that you only need several ingredients in cooking this meal!
Are you ready? Here we go!
Crab Pasta with Basil
- garlic crushed and chopped
- cherry tomatoes cut in halves
- olive oil
- crab meats
- fresh basil leaves
- shiitake mushrooms julienne-d
- basil powder
- black powdered pepper
- paprika powder
- fish sauce
- Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside for later.
- Pour olive oil in a very hot pan.
- Saute' the garlic. Cook until golden.
- Add the crab meat. Stir well.
- Season the dish with fish sauce.
- Add the mushrooms. Stir well.
- Cover the pan to cook the mushrooms faster.
- Add the cherry tomatoes. Stir well.
- Lower the heat; and cover the pan to soften the tomatoes.
Add a little more olive oil to avoid the dish from drying up. Don't worry to much about putting too much olive oil. It's Omega-3 fatty acids make it one of the healthy oils your body can enjoy.
- After 2-3 minutes, stir the dish once more. Crush the softened tomatoes to release they juices and flavor.
- Add the basil leaves. Stir well until the leaves are drenched in the tomato sauce.
- Season the dish with basil leaves, pepper and paprika powder. Stir well.
- Season with fish sauce to enrich the flavor.
- Add the seasoned pasta into the the sauce. Mix well.
For a cherry tomato-based pasta like this, I like the pasta and the sauce mixed together. In cooking bolognese pasta however, the pasta may be served separately from the sauce.
- Lower the heat and toss the pasta until the sauce is evenly distributed.
- Taste the dish. Add herbs and spices or fish sauce, as per your preference.
- Serve while hot.
Other ways to make Crab Pasta
While the crab meat is poaching, cut the garlic into a quarter-inch-thick ribbon. Then, heat the pasta in boiling water and reserve 1/4 cup of cooking liquid. Peel and devein the crab, check for shells, and then add fennel pollen and basil seeds. Continue to simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes, adding the pasta after the first batch. When the pasta is done, top with basil seeds, and serve.
To make crab pasta, prepare the crab. Clean it and cut it into 1/8-inch ribbons. In a large saucepan, heat the butter or olive oil. Toast the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the pasta and the cream mixture, and stir until the pasta is completely coated. Pour the sauce over the crab and add the spaghetti. If you’re serving it to guests, squeeze the lemon quarter over the top. If desired, garnish the dish with parmesan cheese and parsley leaves.
Once the pasta is cooked, add the butter or wine to the pot and add a few cloves of garlic. Let it cook for a few minutes before adding the rest. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes and the fennel pollen. If using fresh lump crab meat, make sure to cut them into thin ribbons. Once the basil and fennel pollen have been soaked in water, they should float to the top.
To make the crab pasta, cook the pasta until tender. If it is overcooked, remove it and discard it. Repeat the process until the pasta is cooked. Then, add the cream. The cream should thicken slightly. While simmering, the pasta should be thoroughly cooked. Once the pasta is done, add the fennel pollen and basil seeds. Ensure that the crab is well-cooked. Then, remove the shells and serve with a spoon.
To prepare the crab pasta, start by boiling the pasta in lightly salted water. Next, add the butter and garlic to the pot. After the garlic is cooked, remove the pasta and reserve the liquid. Then add the crab and basil. Sprinkle some fennel pollen on top of the crab, and cover the sauce with a lid. Now, let the pasta cool and serve. Then, serve it up!
After preparing the pasta, add the butter and olive oil to the pan. After removing the garlic from the garlic, cook the shrimp until they’re opaque and tender. Add the crab meat to the sauce. After the shrimp is cooked, the pasta should be tossed with the sauce. After that, add the cherry tomatoes and crab meat. Finally, sprinkle fennel pollen and basil seeds into the bowl. Lastly, pour the wine and tomato mixture into the pasta. The sauce should be simmering.
To prepare Crab Pasta with Basil, cook the pasta according to package instructions. When the pasta is al dente, drain it and set aside. To prepare the sauce, combine the crab meat, cherry tomatoes, and lemon juice. While the pasta is cooking, add fennel pollen and basil seeds. After the crab is cooked, add the cream and basil. It is now time to add the basil. Once the chicken is done, serve immediately.
To create a delicious Crab Pasta with Basil, begin by cooking the spaghetti al dente. Add the tomatoes and lemon juice. Stir the pasta until it’s tender. Then, add the crab meat and cook it until it’s heated through. Once the pasta is cooked, sprinkle a little more parmesan cheese over the dish. If you’re serving the sauce at a dinner party, crab meat is the perfect complement to the pasta.