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Spaghetti with Crab

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

We picked up some fresh dungeness crab at the coast before heading home on our last night with my sister and her family. We steamed them up and ate them with lots of lemon and melted butter and they were fantastic. I saved one crab to use for another recipe and decided to keep it quick & easy with a light pasta dish. I really wanted the crab to be the star of the show so I used only a few ingredients and kept it really simple. I was recently sent an amazing Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set that I couldn’t wait to use and this recipe was perfect for using a few of the pieces.  I used the 6 quart sauce pot and pasta insert for cooking the pasta and it’s a dream to cook with. I imagine I’ll be steaming lots of veggies in this pot and of course cook all of my pasta – I love the strainer insert! I used the large skillet to saute the garlic and toss the pasta together with the crab and sauce. The skillet is heavy & very well made and I really loved how deep the sides were. The pasta turned out so delicious! I loved the buttery-garlicky noodles tossed with the fresh crab and spicy chile flakes. The parmesan cheese and lemon zest added a nice touch at the end but thankfully the crab remained the star of the show. This pasta was a big hit with my whole family and my daughter’s friend who was over for dinner.

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Lagostina was so generous to send me this beautiful Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set. I have used nearly all of the cookware since making this recipe and I absolutely love this set. I am not surprised though, because I love every single piece of Lagostina Cookware that I have. Not only is this cookware well made it’s beautiful too.

https://www.lagostinausa.com/en/product/detail/luminosa-11-piece-set-78

The hammered lids make all of the pieces look so pretty! Because Lagostina is really generous and awesome, they have decided to give one of my readers one item from this Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set too!!! How cool is that??? Giveaway details are below the recipe. Good luck!

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

How to Make Spaghetti with Crab

Carefully remove the crab meat from the shells; discard shells. Go through the meat carefully – shells are no fun to eat!  Set aside.

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Fill the stockpot with enough water to cook the pasta then season the water with sea salt. Add the pasta strainer insert then add the spaghetti and cook per instructions. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of pasta cooking water.

Heat the butter in the large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and the crushed red pepper flakes to the melted butter. Cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the drained pasta along with some of the pasta water, to taste. Add the crab meat, fresh parsley, lemon zest, a drizzle of olive oil, and season well with sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly.

Serve with fresh parmesan and lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy.

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Spaghetti with Crab

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Dungeness crab cooked, halved & cleaned
  • 10 oz spaghetti cooked in salted water per instructions
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest or more if desired
  • Drizzle of olive oil to taste, about 1 tbsp
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Fresh parmesan grated
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Carefully remove the crab meat from the shells; discard shells. Go through the meat carefully - shells are no fun to eat! Set aside.
  • Fill the stockpot with enough water to cook the pasta then season the water with sea salt.
  • Add the pasta strainer insert then add the spaghetti and cook per instructions.
  • Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • Heat the butter in the large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and the crushed red pepper flakes to the melted butter.
  • Cook, stirring often, for 1 minute.
  • Add the drained pasta along with some of the pasta water, to taste.
  • Add the crab meat, fresh parsley, lemon zest, a drizzle of olive oil, and season well with sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and serve with fresh parmesan and lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy.
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Spaghetti with Crab AND a Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Giveaway – CLOSED WINNER ANNOUNCED:  

Choice of one Item from Cookware Set:

To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment and tell me what’s the first meal you will cook with your ONE item you will choose to receive from the Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set?

  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Comments will close at 4:30 pm pacific time on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Monday, July 10, 2017.
  • Giveaway open to United States residents only.

Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday’s post. I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped directly to the winner by Lagostina.

Product Details:

Lagostina Luminosa Try-Ply Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set$199.99 (available at BedBathAndBeyond.com)

The Lagostina Luminosa Try-Ply Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set combines the elevated style of a hammered lid with premium tri-ply performance. 3-layer construction with stainless steel inside and out, and aluminum core provides optimal heat distribution throughout the entire cookware

  • Polished stainless steel won’t react with food, scratch, pit or stain
  • Compatible with all cooktop types, including induction, oven and broiler safe up to 500° F
  • Flared edges for dripless pouring and stay-cool riveted stainless steel handles for comfort and stability
  • 11-piece set includes:
    • 1.6 qt. saucepan with lid
    • 2.4 qt. saucepan with lid
    • 3.2 qt. saucepan with lid
    • 6 qt. stockpot with lid
    • Steamer insert
    • 8″ fry pan
    • 10.25″ fry pan
  • Dishwasher safe

https://www.lagostinausa.com/en/product/detail/luminosa-11-piece-set-78

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95 Comments

  1. Krystal L says:

    5 stars
    That is a beautiful cookware set! I would first make some pasta carbonara in it, I have been craving it lately!

  2. After being a cook for over 50 years, I would love this set of NEW cook wear. I think I would try a mushroom risotto for my first dish. And then, it would go on an on The pans are absolutely beautiful. And your crab and spaghetti dish must be n my to do list Thank you.
    Susan

  3. I will make your recipe for spaghetti with crab. It sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a very nice looking set. We cook the vast majority of our meals on the stove top. I always favored the black coated pans because I thought they were easier to maintain, but they scratch too easily. Now we use stainless exclusively. With the right scrub pads, they will look like the day you bought them, no matter how much you use them.

  5. 5 stars
    My 21 year old granddaughter is turning out to be a really good cook, creative and healthy
    recipes she develops herself. I would love to gift her with the cookware.
    I love your blog recipes!

  6. Oh yumm! This looks deliciouso!

  7. I would make fettuccine alfredo. Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Sally Edwards says:

    Those are nice pots and pans. I would love to win them!!!

  9. This would be a dream to have this cookware. I just got induction and love that more than you can imagine and i had to remove all my cookware that would not work so i have very few things at the moment..
    I love, love, love pasta and being diabetic i know what i should not do but i admit i have to sneak it in every chance i get. Never thought about using crab but now i will, it’s better for me than Beef or Pork….
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. lots of work and lot of work with the site to share your recipes.. you are appreciated.
    Darr

  10. I can’t wait to try this, I cook pasta every Tuesday, that’s family dinner night. This will be something new for them, the is they love seafood.

  11. The first meal that I would cook for my family would be pan-fried salmon with lemon garlic pasta.

  12. Pancakes in one pan.
    Bacon in another.
    Then wilted spinach with bacon drippings.
    Fresh fruit syrup (in one of the pots) to pour over the pancakes….

  13. I would love to win this cookware set. I might just make your spaghetti with crab dish above. It sounds easy and very good.

  14. Renee Miller says:

    The pasta dish look amazing! I will have to try it for my husband’s birthday! The new pots and pans don’t look half bad either

  15. Betty Pickering says:

    5 stars
    What a nice set! The pans would be perfect for all my cooking. I’m sure you’re enjoying using all the pots and pans.

  16. The crab and pasta looks delicious and I learned how good those cabs are when we were out there. The cookware looks good I would have to cook bacon and eggs to break it in.

  17. Your dish looks delicious. I would like to make Chicken Piccatta in that fabulous cooking set.

  18. It’s difficult (and expensive) to get fresh crab here in Central Illinois, but I make this really good Cajun shrimp with pasta dish, it has mushrooms and green onions, too.

  19. Gloria Richardsg says:

    4 stars
    What a beautiful set of cookware!!!!! To figure out the first thing that I would cook is definitely a challenge but I would more than likely make a good rich meat sauce with lots of mushrooms, onion, peppers and garlic simmered most of the day and then a pot of polenta as a yummy base for that sauce. <3
    Yep, that's what it would be. Now I've made myself hungry.

  20. Daniel Pungor says:

    I would cook Hungarian Chicken Paprikas with home made noodles…. but the spaghetti with crab also sounds great. Thank you for the give away.

  21. Looks amazing;) I’d be ecstatic to have this cookware! Fingers crossed.

  22. Your pasta looks delicious! I’d have to try that same pasta idea with it – maybe with a lobster tail instead of crab, depending upon what I can get around here. Have a wonderful weekend, Pam.

  23. Sharon Friedman says:

    5 stars
    Well you KNOW I like everything you make.

  24. Beautiful pan set and beautiful meal!

  25. Angela McCutcheon says:

    This looks fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  26. Ellieanne says:

    The pans are beautiful! I think I would make my drunken noodle recipe to try out this set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  27. Lora Johns says:

    5 stars
    I know it is probably obvious, but do you add the crab at the end before serving? I must have missed that instruction. This sounds like a summer holiday meal to me.

    1. Lora,

      I missed adding it! Thanks for letting me know, I have corrected the recipe.

      Cheers,
      Pam

  28. What a great recipe. I don’t usually add crab to pasta but is time to try that with your recipe.
    If I were to win this cookware, I would use that beautiful skillet to make some chicken cacciatore.

  29. awesome pasta dish as usual! In this lovely cook wear set I would make red beans and rice

  30. Christina foster says:

    Pasta and meatballs! Looks like an awesome set!

  31. Roberta Pierce-Connell says:

    4 stars
    The pan set looks and sounds great. I would most likely cook a pasta dish with fried zucchini and homemade tomato sauce. I’ve not had a complete pan set as mine are all a mish mash either bought or given. I love your recipes and have made quite a few of them.

  32. 5 stars
    I’d love to make a batch of fettucine alfredo with this gorgeous cookware!

  33. Love this set! I would make my family’s favorite meal – Chicken Parmigiana over thin linguine and steamed broccoli.

  34. I can smell this even from where I am — looks so delicious!

  35. I would love to get some of the sea scallops at Pike’s Place Market and make sautéed scallops.

  36. I would make pasta with smoked salmon!

  37. Cara-Lee Garrett says:

    4 stars
    I judge a pan by how well I can fry an egg in it.
    The pasta pot with insert would be used for dinner.

  38. 5 stars
    I’d make a pot of seafood gumbo and a side of steamed asparagus.

  39. Mama Danes says:

    5 stars
    Looks amazing Pam!! Definitely need to try this one!!

  40. I love the look of the cookware set. It looks like it can also be placed in the oven for cooking meals. The first dish I would make is shrimp linguine in a vodka sauce.

  41. I would make this recipe first, looks delicious.

  42. I would make a version of ratatouille, using up some fresh produce from the garden.

  43. 5 stars
    The recipe looks delicious. I would take inspiration from this and try my hand at a scallops and angel hair dish for Sunday dinner.

  44. 4 stars
    Your pasta and crab looks yummy. Bit sure what I would cook first with the new set.

    1. *not sure. Darn autocorrect.

  45. mary sampson says:

    I adore Dungeness crab living in the pacific northwest as I do..I need a new set of pans so badly and want stainless steel..The recipe and the set of pots and pans are wonderful! I love your blog and follow it often..I would be over the moon making this recipe in those wonderful pots and pans and I have not had decent pots in pans for at least 25 years..oh, my goodness sakes alive, thanks for the wonderful recipe and happy 4 th of july! from mjs at [email protected]– the pots and pans would last me a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. mary sampson says:

    5 stars
    I don’t know if my comments were taken but here goes again, love love and more love for the recipe you posted, love Dungeness crab and spaghetti…I need pots and pans so badly that I would be over the moon to win..Happy 4th of july from our home to yours..thanks for a great blog your recipes are so yummy and delish and not hard to make at all! ciao from mjs at [email protected]

  47. What a great giveaway and this recipe looks delicious! I’ve always wanted to learn to make risotto, so that’s definitely what I would make first.

  48. Rachel M. says:

    Love the look of the cookware! I would make a shrimp teriyaki stir-fry.

  49. First the recipe looks great! My kids would love it. I’d also like some new pots & pans

  50. I’m thinking garlic chicken… something you start on the range and then finish in the oven. That pasta looks goooood, though…

  51. 5 stars
    Your pasta and crab look amazing. I would make my kale and hot Italian sausage fettuccini dish – YUM!!!!

  52. I would cajun chicken pasta

  53. Love this recipe but I would never be able to get the cookware set here! Diane

  54. Sounds like a delicious recipe but I would never be able to buy the cookware set here 🙁 Diane

  55. Jack Mansur says:

    Sounds like a great recipe. Wish we good get fresh crabs in . Our area (upstate New York) but unfortunately — perhaps next summer when we get to the coast.

  56. Patricia Warren says:

    5 stars
    I laughed last year when my son said he was jealous of my cookware. If I win, this set will be going to him. It’s time for him to graduate to nice kitchenware. The recipe looks awesome too, I’ll make it nex weekend with blue crab.

  57. 4 stars
    I’ve had the same set of cheap cookware since college, so I’d love to have this set! I’d probably make some kind of pasta as my first meal since I’ve always wanted a pasta strainer! Thanks!

  58. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would make chicken and biscuits!

  59. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would make chicken alfredo with penne!

  60. I’ll try making paella for the first time.

  61. 5 stars
    I would make your recipe for spaghetti with crab. It looks delicious!

  62. What a wonderful giveaway! I desperately need to upgrade my cookware! The first thing I would make is scrambled eggs…my 3 year old’s favorite and he currently thinks they “should” be made in the microwave. Eeks!

  63. Aleah Brooks says:

    Roasted chicken and creamy Parmesan risotto

  64. Bev Burkgren says:

    5 stars
    This recipe looks great!! I would probably try this first too in my new pans!

  65. I’d make a big Italian meal for my family, with meatballs, pasta, salad, and garlic bread.

  66. I might want to try this spaghetti dish! It sounds delicious with the crab

  67. Terry Covington says:

    This looks amazing; I have been craving crab. The first meal I would cook in that beautiful new cookware would be a fried rice dish which is a specialty of mine. Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful set! Have a great 4th of July!

  68. Tracie Cooper says:

    5 stars
    I would love to make Paella for my hubby. He loves Spanish food.

  69. I’d definitely start with pasta! That pasta pot is gorgeous. Tortellini with fresh spinach and tomatoes would be my first dish.

  70. BRITTANY MCKNIGHT says:

    Oh man! So many options, I would probably make a paella or curry!

  71. Something spicy and south of the border style

  72. Beautiful cookware. I love stainless steel. I would make a chickpea curry dish.

  73. Tracie Cooper says:

    5 stars
    I would love to make Paella for my hubby who loves Spanish food.

  74. I’d love a new cookware set!

  75. I would make my family’s favorite nonna’s orrechete with broccoli rabe! Can’t wait to try the crab recipe.

  76. I would make home fries to break in the new skillet

  77. Patricia Freeberg says:

    Stainless steel is so great for sautéing fish and now that I can fresh lake perch anytime, that would definitely be my first meal prepared with the Lagostino.

  78. Trisha Pulaski says:

    5 stars
    WOW that looks delicious!!!! I was thinking for those in my family that aren’t seafood eaters I can put some diced or shredded chicken in it for them. This is making an appearance at my dinner table next week.

  79. 5 stars
    I would love this cookware!!

  80. I’d love to make a seafood paella with this cookware!

  81. I’d make some spaghetti carbonara

  82. Mary Morgan B says:

    5 stars
    Would love to have this cookware set, being new to cooking and learning different recipes- this would be great to have in the kitchen.

    love the blog!

  83. the biggest saucepan with a lid has my name on it! i’d make my turkey and sweet potato skillet and for once, it wouldn’t spill out all over the place!

  84. Susan Christy says:

    ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE SKILLET PASTA is the first thing I’d make with this great cookware.

  85. 5 stars
    This is such a beautiful set. Since it’s so hot here I would make a summer pea soup (chilled) with a chunky chicken salad.

  86. I would love to make a seafood paella with this cookware! It looks beautiful!

  87. Great looking cookware set! I’d make a spaghetti carbonara first.