Garlic Noodles with Dungeness Crab Recipe

Garlic Noodles with Dungeness Crab Recipe

Garlic Noodles with Dungeness Crab Recipe

Our Garlic Noodles with Dungeness Crab recipe is a dish which is often found in San Francisco. You can substitute other types of crab, use shrimp or omit it altogether.


1 pound spaghetti
4 tablespoons butter
24 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
4 teaspoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons fish sauce
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1 cooked Dungeness crab


1. Use a mortar and pestle to smash the garlic cloves into a smooth paste.
2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions in unsalted water.
3. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
4. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (around 2-minutes.) Make sure you do not brown the garlic
5. Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce and stir to combine.
6. Using tongs, transfer the cooked noodles to the garlic sauce and increase the heat to high.
7. Add cheese, scallions and cooked crab and stir and toss the vigorously until the sauce is creamy and emulsified (30-seconds.)
8. If the sauce looks to watery, stir and reduce.
9. If the pasta looks greasy, add a splash of the pasta water and re-emulsify.
10. Serve immediately.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Pinot Grigio Wine

This Garlic Noodles with Dungeness Crab recipe is a nice flavorful dish that pops with the garlic and the creamy noodles. I would pair this dish with a Pinot Grigio. The lime and lemon notes of the wine would pair well with the garlic and crab. A Pinot Grigio is also a medium to full-bodied wine, with a rather low acidity and fairly neutral aromas. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Grigio

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