Spaghetti With Crab Meat, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

Spaghetti With Crab Meat, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

Transform the usual pasta dinner into something spectacular with crab meat, tart-sweet cherry tomatoes, bitter arugula and bread crumbs. Pair with a good glass of white wine, like Alsatian riesling, and let the stress of the workweek melt away.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the bread cubes with 2 tablespoons oil and the chopped garlic. Spread in a small baking pan and bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes, tossing from time to time. Let cool.
  2. Step 2

    Turn heat up to 450 degrees. Place the tomatoes in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of the sliced garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, a pinch of chopped oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread in a baking pan and roast about 10 minutes, until the tomatoes start to burst. Remove from the oven.
  3. Step 3

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti until al dente. Meanwhile, grind the bread cubes in a blender to make crumbs. Heat the remaining oil and the butter in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and cook until lightly colored. Add the roasted tomatoes and their juices, reduce heat to low and cook for a few minutes. Fold in the crab meat and remaining oregano.
  4. Step 4

    When the spaghetti is done, remove a cup of the water and add to the tomatoes. Drain the spaghetti and add it to the pan. Adjust seasoning. Fold in the arugula, toss the spaghetti well, transfer to a large warm bowl or individual plates, dust with the bread crumbs and serve.