Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus, Mixed Bitter Greens with Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Crab Spaghetti, Meyer Lemon Tart

This menu makes every occasion a really special one!

Whether it's Mother's Day, a birthday or just celebrating having friends over, you absolutely need to make this menu.

It highlights all the flavors of Spring Summer, from the phyllo wrapped asparagus, to the greens with a sweet and tangy blood orange vinaigrette, beautiful fresh sweet crab gets swirled into spaghetti, and a light lemon citrus tart wraps the enter meal up really beautifully.

Crab Spaghetti

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


For crab spaghetti:

  • 1 pound  spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup  white wine, Chardonnay
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound  jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt

For lemon and garlic gremolata:

  • 2 tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 2 cups  fresh sourdough bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons  parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons  lemon zest, from 1 medium lemon


For crab spaghetti:

  • Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup cooking water.In large pan over medium high heat melt butter in olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add white wine, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Add lump crab meat and hot spaghetti and stir to mix well. Add ½ cup of Parmesan and kosher salt; toss. Add ¼ cup of reserved cooking liquid at a time if the pasta needs more liquid. Top with Lemon and Garlic Gremolata and more Parmesan cheese and serve.

For lemon and garlic gremolata:

  • In medium fry pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add bread crumbs and kosher salt. Stir to combine in butter. Toast bread crumbs for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Be careful so crumbs don’t burn. Remove hot bread crumbs from heat and add in garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Stir to combine and add to top of Crab Spaghetti.
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