Crab and Shrimp Boil Pasta

Crab and Shrimp Boil Pasta

Sweet corn, salty sausage, zesty shrimp, creamy potatoes and butter for dipping — a crab boil has everything you want in a meal. But unless you’re a pro at cracking crab legs, it can be a challenge. Instead, capture those same flavors with this seafood pasta, which uses lump crab meat and this speedy sheet-pan shrimp boil. Get the shrimp boil into the oven, then immediately start preparing this recipe. (If the shrimp boil is done early, just cover it with aluminum foil until ready to add.) In the end, it all comes together in a big, shareable dish.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the pasta.
  2. Step 2

    As the water heats, in a Dutch oven or pot, sear sausage in oil over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the sausage browns, about 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a plate to drain, and discard pan drippings.
  3. Step 3

    Add butter to the pot. When it melts, add garlic and sauté until fragrant. (Be careful not to burn the garlic.)
  4. Step 4

    Stir in broth, and add seafood seasoning, Cajun seasoning, red-pepper flakes and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook about 5 minutes, then taste and adjust for seasonings. Set aside 1/2 cup garlic broth for serving.
  5. Step 5

    Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Add crab meat to the broth and gently stir until heated through. Add pasta and toss with tongs until evenly coated. Pour pasta into large serving bowl, then top with sausage and the sheet-pan shrimp boil. Drizzle the reserved garlic broth on top of the mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.