This is a variation on a fairly regional dish
combines chicken with fresh crab and Smith-
field ham. Well, here I've taken out the
since it's over pasta and used dried beef
1 pound pasta, like linguine
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, minced
2 cups frozen sweet peas
1 package dried beef
1/2 pound fresh, lump crab meat
3/4 cup cream
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Either a pinch of nutmeg or some Old Bay
Seasoning, not both
Get a large pot of water going for the
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat
and sauté the onion in the butter
If you have a strainer, lower the peas
boiling water for a minute to thaw. If
just throw them into our sauté
a little earlier
than planned. Start boiling the pasta.
the chopped dried beef to the onion sauté
and stir to coat. Add in the peas, crab,
and either seasoning. Continue to cook
medium high heat, stirring gently, until
reduces by half and thickens a bit. Salt
to taste (remember there's a lot of salt
in the beef).
Drain pasta and transfer it to a large
bowl. Grate the
Parmesan right them and there and toss
pasta (the cheese has more "meltability"
Toss with our Norfolk sauté, reserving
a bit to top
off each portion. Garnish with several
lumps of crab.
Subj: Chesapeake Pasta Recipe
Date: 3/12/00 4:47:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
Wonderful recipe thank you very much. Only thing I changed instead of the
dried beef I put proscuitto.
Subj: chesapeake pasta
Date: 3/2/00 4:18:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Murphy)
the receipe turned out just'fabulous'. i follwed your directions to the letter
and eveyone loved it. cant thank you enough. i love to cook,but receipes
with a lot of direction and ingredients really scare me. but this turned out
so well,it is rich, but the girls loved it.
Subj: Chesapeake Pasta
Always enjoy your segments on WBAL-TV. Really enjoyed this
recipe. I did cheat a little - I had purchased some of the imitation crab
at the Reisterstown Super Fresh and tried it with the Old Bay Seasoning. It
was my first time with this crab substitute and I didn't have any idea what I
could use it in. This turned out fine.
Thanks again and keep cookin!!!
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