Imitation Crab Linguine Recipe

If you need a simple and quick recipe, make imitation crab linguine. It's an easy pasta dish to throw...

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If you need a simple and quick recipe, make imitation crab linguine. It's an easy pasta dish to throw together: just chop up the meat into a cheese sauce and serve. 

Ingredients

  • 1 package linguine pasta
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 twelve-ounce package imitation crabmeat, diced
  • 1 Cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese

Directions

Cook the pasta two minutes less that packaged directions then drain.

Bring water, onion, butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat. After it begins to boil reduce heat to medium-low. Add the imitation crabmeat and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the whipping cream and mozzarella cheese until combined.

Pour pasta into cream sauce and combine. Serve. 

Imitation Crab Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Imitation Crab Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Imitation crab is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Imitation Crab Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.