Crabby comfort

Yeep, slightly late posting this week — I’ve had a monster of a manuscript to work on. All done now, though ^^

The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food series that was broadcast in January was really fun — delicious recipes and a visual feast to boot! I made one of those recipes on Sunday — crab spaghetti with tomato sauce. I did have to make a few tweaks:

  • No capers (I hate them)
  • 5 tins of tinned crab in brine, at 120g drained weight each — fresh crab meat is pretty darn hard to come by in my area, so this was pretty much my only option. It worked pretty well 😀
  • The ‘simmer whole onion in the sauce for 15 mins total then discard’ thing gave me actual pain to read, because it felt kinda wasteful — instead, I chopped the onion and added it to the initial frying with the pancetta. It tasted very good 🙂
  • Even using my two largest saucepans, I didn’t have pan-room to add the spaghetti to the sauce before serving, so I divvied up the spaghetti onto my dinner plate and the food-storage boxes then ladled the sauce over the top

I got four enormous and very delicious portions out of this recipe — one for supper on Sunday, one to go in the fridge for yesterday’s supper and two in the freezer for backup 🙂 The crabmeat runs pretty expensive, so I won’t be making this too often, but it’s definitely a once-or-twice-a-year thing. Plus, having leftover saffron means saffron buns! 😀


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