Lady Athena's Rockin' Crab Shell Pasta

Francine Lizotte


Recently acquainted with Athena Lee - a great drummer, a reality TV celebrity and a business woman, I created a recipe for her... a Crab Shell Pasta!


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4 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 c
    roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine (substitute chicken stock)
  • 1 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    (1/2 lb.) crab meat, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp
    cooking sherry
  • 1/4 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 1 pinch
    white pepper
  • ·
    ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • 1/3 c
    grated grana padano cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 1/2 c
    dried medium shell pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped

How to Make Lady Athena's Rockin' Crab Shell Pasta


  1. In a large pot filled with boiling salted water, add pasta and cook according to package instruction. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a deep skillet over medium heat, add oil and butter. When hot and melted, add shallot and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add roasted red pepper and basil; sauté for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Pour wine and reduce to half. Pour cream, stir and when it starts to simmer, add crab meat. When back to simmer, reduce heat to low and add cooking sherry, hot paprika, white pepper, sea salt and cheese. Stir and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add pasta and stir until well coated. Sprinkle with parsley and stir. Serve into warm bowl and sprinkle more cheese if desired. Makes 4 servings.
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