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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Nov. 28, 2023

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Enjoy quick Italian seafood dinner


To Italians, scampi is a small lobster called a prawn. However, in America, scampi has become a term for the sauce that goes with seafood. Jumbo lump crab in a garlic-wine sauce is a new take on this traditional Italian dish. Serve the crab sauce over spaghetti and enjoy this quick Italian seafood dinner.

Helpful Hints:

  • Look for jumbo lump canned or frozen crab. Backfin crab can be substituted.
  • This recipe will also work with imitation crab meat.
  • You can find minced garlic in jars in the produce or condiment sections of the supermarket.

Crab Scampi

Yield 2 servings. Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3/4 cup dry vermouth

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 cup drained low-salt canned diced tomatoes

Several drops hot pepper sauce

3/4 pound canned or frozen jumbo lump crab meat (about 21/2 cups)

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add garlic, vermouth, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and hot pepper sauce. Cook 2 minutes to blend flavors. Add crab and toss for 2 minutes to warm crab, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley (optional) and salt and pepper to taste. Serve over spaghetti.

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