Pasta with Red Crab Sauce

This is an easy and delicious pasta dish for an Italian Christmas Eve fish dinner. You can make the sauce in advance then just reheat it and add the crab. Merry Christmas!

Pasta with Red Crab Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
sugar to taste
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
2 snow crab clusters, scrubbed
1 lb. thin spaghetti

In a 5-quart pot heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onions and cook 7-10 minutes until soft. Add garlic to the onions and cook 2 minutes. Purée canned tomatoes in a blender then them to the onions and garlic. Stir to mix. Add water, salt, pepper, sugar and herbs to taste. Cover and turn heat to medium low and cook 30 minutes. Break crab clusters into individual legs and add to the sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes. While crab is cooking in the sauce, boil the pasta. Drain pasta then pour into a serving bowl and toss with the red crab sauce. Serves 6.

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2 Responses to Pasta with Red Crab Sauce

  1. Zina Woods says:

    You people eat SO fine! We’ll be having clam chowder as per tradition over here.
    Thanks for sending me your blog.
    Merry Christmas!
    Love, Zina

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