Earthy, savory miso complements the flavor of the sweet crab perfectly in this quick and easy lemon crab pasta dish. A punch of garlic adds depth, and lemon adds some sunshine, while parsley refreshes and brings a pop of color. While you could substitute whole-wheat pasta for added fiber, regular pasta allows the flavors of the crab and lemon to shine., April 2022


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot; cook, stirring often, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, miso and crushed red pepper; bring to a simmer and cook, stirring to break up the miso, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the pasta, crab, salt and the reserved 1/2 cup cooking water to the pan. Stir constantly until the sauce coats the pasta and the crab is warmed through. Remove from heat, add parsley and toss well.

Nutrition Facts

1 3/4 cups
429 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 61g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 6g; fat 9g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 45mg; vitamin a iu 473IU; vitamin b3 niacin 4mg; vitamin c 16mg; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 15mg; vitamin k 82mg; sodium 476mg; calcium 72mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 45mg; phosphorus 115mg; potassium 196mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 4mg.