How to make it

  • Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a rolling boil.
  • Cook peas according to package directions with chopped onion
  • Do not overcook. They should remain a bright green.
  • In a large skillet, melt the four Tablespoons of butter.
  • Add 1 pound of fresh jumbo lump crab meat; saute gently so you do not break up the crab meat.
  • (Add scallops and shrimp ~ and more butter if you need it)
  • Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning to taste. Be generous.
  • Wash, pat dry and coarsely chop the Italian parsley
  • To the boiling water, add one pound of spaghetti. Return to boil.
  • Boil uncovered approximately 7-8 minutes. The pasta should be al dente (firm)
  • Do not drain the pasta.
  • Using tongs, remove the pasta from the boiling water and place on top of the crab meat. You want a little of the pasta water to go into the crab meat pan to make a light sauce.
  • Gently toss.
  • Add drained peas and onions to crab meat and spaghetti.
  • Add the chopped parsley to the mixture.
  • Continue cooking for one minute to blend flavors. Add more pasta water or Old Bay Seasoning at this time to taste.
  • Scoop gently into large bowls. Top with more parsley and a sprinkle of your favorite cheese.

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    " It was excellent "
    kathye ate it and said... family moved to Maryland just last fall and we just love seafood. This recipe will surely become a regular. Thanks! Kathye
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    " It was excellent "
    neena51 ate it and said...
    This looks sooo good... got my 5!!!! thanks!!
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  • vic_tor_i_a 10 years ago
    Don't let the old bay fool you, this was soooooooooo good. thanks for dinner mom!
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  • whuebl 10 years ago
    Cool recipe! My wife and I live in Annapolis also... as do 18 other members including yourself! Problem is that most of them don't post recipes... durn. Keep up the good work! And thanks for the special recipe with crabmeat in it. Sounds like a year-round recipe to me!
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    This sounds really good ;)
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  • petunia97 10 years ago
    2 of my favorite foods, seafood and pasta. sounds great! thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Good Grief.. You got me hooked already.. this is totaly awesome... Thanks! High 5 to ya!
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