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Crab Annie

With a growing Jazz Music scene here in North Carolina, we need a dish of our own to go with it. New Orleans has Crawfish Monica, but here in Carolina, we're just not into sucking juice out of the heads of "bugs." Enter Crab Annie. Made with the meat of Blue Crab, our Crab Annie dish comes packing heat, just like it's namesake. Our recipe is a bit mild, to please the family palate, but you can heat it up as much as you'd like. Crab Annie is a "Jazzy Carolina Pasta" dish... We call it Southern charm with a kick, a little spicy, a whole lot delicious. Try it and see!

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  • 1 pound rotini pasta, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid, from cooking the pasta
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons crab annie seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, mixed with 2 Tbs water
  • 3 tablespoons Texas Pete Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound blue crab meat, lump
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Step 1.

Cook pasta shells in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and set aside. Drain pasta. Return pasta to cooking pot. Add olive oil. Stir to combine. Cover and keep warm.

Step 2.

Place a large skillet over medium heat on your stove top. Add butter and let melt. Add onion and bell peppers, cook, stirring until soft and tender. About 5 minutes. Add the garlic. Stir and let cook one minute. Do not allow to burn. Add the halved grape tomatoes, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add Crab Annie Seasoning Blend, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the two Tablespoons of vinegar mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water. Add Texas Pete Hot Sauce Add heavy cream. Add lemon juice. Continue to stir and cook until liquid has slightly reduced and thickened

Step 3.

Add crab meat, continue to stir and let meat warm through. Add the sauce mixture to the cooked pasta. Add cup of the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir lightly to combine. Taste, and add salt if needed. Place in serving bowls and top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve warm and Enjoy

8 30 minutes 15 minutes

Crab Annie

Crab Annie

With a growing Jazz Music scene here in North Carolina, we need a dish of our own to go with it. New Orleans has Crawfish Monica, but here in Carolina, we're just not into sucking juice out of the heads of "bugs." Enter Crab Annie. Made with the meat of Blue Crab, our Crab Annie dish comes packing heat, just like it's namesake. Our recipe is a bit mild, to please the family palate, but you can heat it up as much as you'd like. Crab Annie is a "Jazzy Carolina Pasta" dish... We call it Southern charm with a kick, a little spicy, a whole lot delicious. Try it and see!

Preparation

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

Calories

5016

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini pasta, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid, from cooking the pasta
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons crab annie seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, mixed with 2 Tbs water
  • 3 tablespoons Texas Pete Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound blue crab meat, lump
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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Step 1.

Cook pasta shells in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and set aside. Drain pasta. Return pasta to cooking pot. Add olive oil. Stir to combine. Cover and keep warm.

Step 2.

Place a large skillet over medium heat on your stove top. Add butter and let melt. Add onion and bell peppers, cook, stirring until soft and tender. About 5 minutes. Add the garlic. Stir and let cook one minute. Do not allow to burn. Add the halved grape tomatoes, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add Crab Annie Seasoning Blend, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the two Tablespoons of vinegar mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water. Add Texas Pete Hot Sauce Add heavy cream. Add lemon juice. Continue to stir and cook until liquid has slightly reduced and thickened

Step 3.

Add crab meat, continue to stir and let meat warm through. Add the sauce mixture to the cooked pasta. Add cup of the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir lightly to combine. Taste, and add salt if needed. Place in serving bowls and top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve warm and Enjoy

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