Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour, and cook briefly until the mixture looks sandy. Do NOT let it color. Whisk in the half-and-half, and stir until the mixture forms a thick sauce. Stir in the cheese, and season to taste. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors, and stir in the crab meat. Cook JUST until the crab is heated through. Serve over cooked linguini, with additional Parmesan cheese and hot red pepper flakes on the side.
Before some purist jumps me, I KNOW this isn't a classic Alfredo, but it is a very good dish, and remarkably easy to make. Also, the sauce is purposely thick because I like it that way =P, just add more liquid ingredient if you want it thinned!
This may be varied by substituting cooked lobster meat for the crab, or by adding 36 cooked, peeled and deveined medium shrimp, and about a quarter of a cup of chopped cooked broccoli instead of the crab meat.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (100g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 163 (77%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 18.1g||24 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.3g||57 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.7g|
|Cholesterol 53.6mg||16 %|
|Sodium 151.1mg||5 %|
|Potassium 118.2mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 8.4g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.2g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 8.2g|
|Protein 4.7g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 213
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Wiggiecl73Awful. Absolutely awful. Too thick and no taste whatsoever. Too fix this it needs about 2 tbsps less flour, 3 cloves garlic, milk, and romano cheese to go with the parmesan.3m ago
FirebyrdThis is an absolute favorite at my house! So rich & creamy, people keep having more & more until there's never any left! So glad so many of you enjoy it as much as we do!1y ago
iheartmykids0608Soooooooo good! Heavy cream makes it so rich and ahhhmaaaazzzziiinnngggg!2y ago
Jhamm77Easy to make and comes out very well.3y ago
Corwin26SO YUMMY! I always order this and was thrilled to find it here! I also did what's suggested and added more milk for a thinner sauce. Crabmeat & cream are divine together, TY for sharing!3y ago
Tux42I love this recipe, works great with lobster instead of crab as well4y ago
jenniferbechertVery good. I added milk to thin out some. The family loved it.4y ago
amygarrettVery easy and very tasty! Thanks!!4y ago