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Spaghetti with Crab


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Ingredients

1 lb fresh jumbo lump crab meat
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped yellow onion
1 can concentrated crushed tomatoes (or 1 can Italian plum tomatoes - coarsely chopped)
2 tbsp fresh minced basil
Salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
1 lb spaghettini
2 tbsp minced parsley leaves (to garnish)


1 - Using your fingertips, pick over the crab meat to remove any bits of shells. Set the crab aside.


2 - In a large saute pan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, turn heat to low and saute, stirring frequently, until soft but not brown, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, salt, red pepper flakes and sugar. Increase heat to high and bring suace to a boil. Turn heat to low and cook sauce uncovered, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, for about 20 minutes. Stir in the crab meat and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.


3 - Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt until al dente. Drain in a colander, transfer to a bowl and toss quickly. Mix half of the crab meat sauce with pasta and spoon the remaining sauce on top. Garnish with minced parsley and serve immediately.


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