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crab pasta in white wine sauce

Spicy Crab and Shrimp Pasta Recipe in White Wine Sauce


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 16 oz pasta
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook 3-5 minutes until fragrant and translucent. Add garlic  and pepper flakes and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Cook until the shrimp have turned pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Next, add wine, broth and lemon juice to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Raise the mixture to boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Add shrimp back to the pan and fold in the cooked pasta. Now also add the crab and gently mix in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes to warm up the crab. Add parsley, toss and serve immediately.