Saturday, April 11, 2009

Crab & Broccoli Alfredo

I made this dish for one of my first dinner parties back in first year university when I just got into cooking. It was a success then, and a decadent treat today.

One can of crab meat (or use fresh if you have it)
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 tbsp butter
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 cups of cream (10%)
2 tsp of cream cheese (I didn't use for this version)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
dash of freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup broccoli florets, cooked tender crisp
1/2 lb Linguini pasta, cooked al dente

Saute garlic until fragrant in a little olive oil and salt. On low heat, melt butter with flour. (will look like a sandy mixture.. but it's okay.. don't let the butter brown) Slowly stir in the cream. Add Parmesan and cream cheese and salt and pepper and nutmeg. Keep heat low and keep stirring. Add crab meat last. Remove from heat and serve immediately or sauce will become too thick! Serve sauce over linguini and broccoli.

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