Pasta with Lump Crab and Sweetcorn Recipe

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Dive into a seafood lover’s paradise with this exquisite Penne Pasta with Lump Crab and Sweetcorn recipe, where succulent crab meat, vibrant sweetcorn, and a medley of aromatic flavors take center stage.

Whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner party or enjoying a cozy night in, this seafood pasta recipe will add an air of sophistication to any occasion.

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Pasta with Lump Crab

If you’re looking for a new and exciting pasta dish for your dinner parties, look no further than this recipe for pasta with lump crab.

With its creamy coconut and white wine sauce, succulent crab meat, and sweetcorn, this dish is sure to leave your guests satisfied and impressed!

With each bite, they’ll savor the way the flavors intermingle and complement each other.

This dish is not only impressive in taste but also easy to make and quick (just 25 minutes), making it a great recipe for busy weeknights too.

When you’re ready to serve, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of bringing everything together.

The colorful mix of corn, crab, and pasta is a feast for the eyes, and the aroma of the dish is sure to make your guests’ mouths water.

For a complete meal, serve the crab pasta with some crusty bread and a refreshing salad.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try, and let the flavors do the talking!

Delicious Penne Pasta Recipe - Indulge in Lump Crab and Sweetcorn

Reasons You’ll Love This Pasta with Lump Crab & Sweetcorn Recipe!

  • Seafood Delight: Indulge in the luxurious taste of lump crab meat, elevating your pasta to new heights of flavor and texture.
  • Fresh and Flavorful: The combination of sweetcorn, scallions, garlic, and chili flakes adds a burst of freshness and depth to the dish.
  • Elegant and Impressive: Impress your guests with this restaurant-quality dish that showcases your culinary skills and appreciation for fine flavors.
  • Versatile and Adaptable: Customize the recipe by adding your favorite seafood or incorporating seasonal ingredients for a personalized twist.
Pasta with Lump Crab & Sweetcorn Ingredients as listed in the blog post below.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Pasta with Lump Crab

  • Fresh ProduceGreen Onions (Scallions/Spring Onions), Garlic Corn Kernels (Fresh, Canned, or Frozen), Lemon, Parsley
  • Lump Crab Meatcomes from the body of a crab and doesn’t break apart into mush when you mix it, making it perfect for this pasta recipe.
  • Dairy Butter, Parmesan
  • PantryExtra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
  • Pastayou can use any shaped pasta that you like; we used penne (tube) pasta.
  • Crushed Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • White Wineuse a wine you enjoy drinking.
  • Coconut Milk
  • To ServeGarden Salad and Fresh Crusty Bread

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Penne Pasta with Lump Crab & Sweetcorn

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How Do I Make Pasta with Lump Crab & Sweetcorn?

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Step 1 – Cook Pasta: Cook the pasta al dente according to the package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2 – Cook Aromatics: While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.

Add the scallions, garlic, chili flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the garlic becomes fragrant.

Step 3 – Make Sauce: Add the corn, white wine, and coconut milk to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the corn is tender.

Step 4 – Add Crab: Add butter to the sauce, and once it is mostly melted, gently fold in the crab, taking care not to break it up too much.

Continue heating until the crab is heated through and the butter nicely coats everything.

Step 5 – Add Pasta: Add the pasta, lemon juice, Parmesan, and half of the parsley to the pan.

Stir gently to mix everything together, and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Step 6 – Garnish & Serve: Garnish with the remaining parsley.

Serve with fresh crusty bread and a garden salad. Enjoy!

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Recipe Tips

  • If lump crab is not available, this dish is just as wonderful when made with lobster or shrimp.

Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • To save leftovers of the Pasta with Lump Crab, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
    • Reheat gently on the stovetop with a splash of water or additional sauce, if needed.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • Not suitable for freezing.
  • With all leftovers, ensure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
  • You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).

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Pasta with Lump Crab Recipe

Penne Pasta with Lump Crab and Sweetcorn

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (350g) dry penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 scallions (spring onions/green onions), thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • ½ cup white wine or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 8 oz (225g) fresh crab lump meat
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ cup parsley, roughly chopped, divided

To Serve, Optional

  • Garden Salad
  • Fresh Crusty Bread

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta al dente according to the package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the scallions, garlic, chili flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add the corn, white wine (or vegetable stock), and coconut milk to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the corn is tender.
  4. Add butter to the sauce, and once it is mostly melted, gently fold in the crab, taking care not to break it up too much. Continue heating until the crab is heated through and the butter nicely coats everything.
  5. Add the pasta, lemon juice, Parmesan, and half of the parsley to the pan. Stir gently to mix everything together, and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Garnish with the remaining parsley. Serve with fresh crusty bread and a garden salad. Enjoy!

    Pasta with Lump Crab Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1181Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 276mgSodium: 1542mgCarbohydrates: 143gFiber: 10gSugar: 9gProtein: 79g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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