Dungeness Crab Spaghetti with Lemon Gremolata Recipe

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Even though it may not seem like it, but spring is around the corner and will be here before we know it. It is time to think about warm weather dishes that you can treat yourself and your guests with. This Dungeness crab spaghetti recipe is sweet, crunchy, and zesty and one that has the sweet, delectable taste that comes from the fresh crab meat. This is comfort food, yet healthy, light, and flavorful. 

Whether you make this recipe now or save it for warmer weather, don’t forget that Fathom Seafood offers live and fresh Dungeness crab that you can order directly from the site and get shipped to you within 24 hours!


For the crab spaghetti

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine Chardonnay
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt

For the lemon and garlic gremolata 

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh sourdough bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest from 1 medium lemon


For the crab spaghetti 

Whichever spaghetti noodles you decide to use, cook them according to package directions. Drain when finished and reserve 1 cup of cooking water for later use. 

Take a large pan and melt the butter and olive oil over high heat, then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds while stirring constantly. Add in white wine, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 8 minutes. 

In goes the crab. Stir and mix in lump crab meat into the hot spaghetti; combine with half a cup of parmesan and kosher salt and toss. If the pasta seems dry and needs more liquid, add in a quarter cup of reserved cooking liquid. 

Top spaghetti with lemon and garlic gremolata and more parmesan cheese to taste.


For the lemon and garlic gremolata:

Melt butter over medium to high heat in a medium pan. Add in breadcrumbs and kosher salt while stirring well. As you stir for 3 to 5 minutes, toast the breadcrumbs and be careful to not burn them. Once toasted, remove from heat and add garlic, parsley, and lemon zest. Mix well. 

Add to the top of your crab spaghetti and you’re done!


Don’t forget to stop by Fathom Seafood to browse the selection of live Dungeness crab that you can purchase for your recipe. 

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