Spicy Crab Pasta

Create this scrumptious Spicy Crab Pasta paired to perfection with Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc!

Recipes serves 4.


  • 1 lb orecchiette pasta
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 lemons, juice and zest
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 tbsp butter, cold
  • 8 oz lump crab meat
  • Fresh parsley


Prepare pasta according to package directions, but undercooking by a minute or two. Reserve 1/4-1/2 cup pasta water, set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat for a couple of minutes. Add shallot and stir frequently until starting to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant but not browned. Add the lemon juice and Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in cold butter.

Gently fold in crab meat and cooked pasta, adding reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce as needed.

Garnish with parsley and a bit of lemon zest.

Enjoy with a glass of Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc!