Alaskan Snow Crab Pasta Primavera Serves 24.
Having a party, or just want to impress your friends? This is the ultimate party food. A fresh veggie medley tossed in creamy Alfredo sauce and served on a bed of pasta, served with straight from the icy waters of Alaska, with up to a half pound of delicious snow crab legs served with drawn butter. If you’re on a diet, forget it! This is NOT low calorie.
This can be divided 4, 6 or 8 times.
4-1/2 quarts chopped mushrooms (45 ounces)
3/4 cup butter (6 ounce)
3 quarts cherry tomatoes halves (3 3/4 pounds)
1/4 cup minced garlic
4-1/2 quarts broccoli florets, blanched (39 ounces)
3 pints sliced carrots, blanched (24 ounces)
3 pints peas, thawed if necessary (26 ounces)
3 pounds Alaska Snow Crab meat
3 quarts heavy cream
3 cups dry white wine
2-1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
9 pounds cooked fettuccine
72 steamed Alaska Snow Crab legs, cracked (6 3/4 pounds)
3 cups toasted walnuts
Sauté mushrooms in butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until golden brown. Stir in tomatoes and garlic. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes, or just until tomatoes soften slightly. Combine with broccoli, carrots, peas and crab meat.
Pour cream and wine into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce by 3 cups, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan, basil and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Steam the crab legs:
Place steam basket in large pot; fill pot with boiling water to depth of 3/4 inch. Place thawed Alaska Snow Crab split legs in basket; reduce heat and steam covered, about 5 minutes or until crab is thoroughly heated.
For each serving
Heat 1/2 cup cream sauce with 1-1/2 cups vegetables. Toss with 6 ounces cooked fettuccine. Arrange on a serving plate with 3 Alaska Snow Crab split legs. Sprinkle pasta with 2 tablespoons walnuts. (optional)