Spaghetti with Snow Crab

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50% would make this recipe again

Spaghetti in a creamy tomato sauce with snow crab.

Starting only fourty years ago, snow crab harvesting is now Quebec's most lucrative commercial fishing harvest. Coming from the Bas Saint-Laurent and Côte-Nord region, 90% of these shellfish are exported to the United States and Japan.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
450 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly


160 g gluten free/wheat free spaghetti
1 tbsp canola oil 15 mL
1/2 shallots, finely chopped 20 g
1 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base 15 mL
2/3 cup canned tomatoes (diced) 170 g
2 snow crab legs, cooked, or Alaskan crab 260 g
1/4 cup cream 15% 65 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start by cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sweat the finely chopped shallot, 2-3 min taking care not to let it burn. Add the parsley and garlic base, then add the diced tomatoes and cook uncovered, with occasional stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. While the sauce and pasta are cooking, shell the cooked crab meat, using a nutcracker. Add it to the pan at the very last minute, just to warm it up. Add the cream.
  4. Pour the drained spaghetti over the sauce and toss gently. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (210 g)


% Daily Value




14 g

22 %

Saturated 3.7 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

19 %


30 mg


290 mg

12 %


64 g

21 %


3 g

13 %


4 g

Net Carbs

61 g


16 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

24 %


10 %


24 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Omega-3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 2 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Shellfish | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Halal | Source of Omega-3

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