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Crab Alfredo

Prep. Time: 0:45
Serves: 4

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 Tbls. cream cheese
1 pt. half and half cream
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper - to taste
4 - 6 crab legs - boiled, shelled
1/2 lb. pasta - prepared as directed

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-In a saucepan, melt butter.
-Stir in cream cheese until softened.
-Add half and half, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt and pepper; stir well.
-Simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat.
-Lightly blot crab meat on paper towel to remove excess water.
-Pour alfredo sauce over prepared pasta. Place crab meat on top. Serve.

Notes: A true chef would not use the cream cheese, but it does help thicken the sauce up, without much difference to the taste. You can omit it, just be prepared to stay with the sauce a little longer to thicken it.

Make It A Meal: Serve with a salad topped with Salad Dressing like The Olive Garden's

(2) Visitor Comments:

  • I tried this one last night. The sauce completely broke down and would never thicken. Looked curdled which can happen if you were to boil it . Mine barely reached simmer and it still happened. Had to throw it down the sink. Maybe another reviewer will have a better suggestion.

  • if you let the cream cheese soften until it reaches room temp. then mix it right before you're ready to serve & it won't curdle.

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