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12.23.2014

Grandpa Leonard's Crabmeat Spaghetti Recipe

It's nearly Christmas.  Every year my wife's big Italian family gets together for dinner on Chrismas Eve.  It's always the same meal.  Grandpa's crabmeat pasta w/ shrimp.  Grandpa passed away a while back, but we've kept the tradition going and still work from his original recipe.   If you would like to share our tradition with your family here are the instructions: 


Using:   1 lb. pasta
½ lb. crab
¾ lb. shrimp

Preparation of Shrimp:

Place aluminum foil on bottom of broiling pan.
Raise edge of foil to form a pan to contain all juices.

Coat foil with Olive Oil.

Place shrimp on foil.

Cut about ¼ lb. butter into pats and place on shrimp.

Sprinkle shrimp with about ¼ cup white wine.

Sprinkle juice of ½ lemon over shrimp.

Sprinkle paprika over shrimp.

Sprinkle garlic powder over shrimp.

Do not broil shrimp until sauce is prepared.

Preparation of sauce:

Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil in pan.

Place ½ lb. butter in pan.

Heat gently.

Add ½ can Campbell’s Tomato Soup.

Add ¼ cup milk.

Stir mixture in pan over light heat.

Add ¼ cup white wine.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat mixture to slow boil – not too hot.

Add ½ lb. crab meat.

Cook about 5 minutes stirring constantly.

Add broiled shrimp with all shrimp juices.

Cook pasta.

Mix and pray.