Lemon Crab Pasta

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.

Lemon Crab Pasta
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Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 10 ounces linguine

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced into rings

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons white miso

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, drained and picked over

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

429 Calories
9g Fat
61g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Vitamin A 473IU 9%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Vitamin K 82mcg 68%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 196mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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