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West Coast Dungeness crab and Meyer lemons, both in season now, come together deliciously in this special-occasion pasta. At A16 Rockridge, chef Rocky Maselli made it with housemade squid-ink tonnarelli; we opted for fettuccine since it's easier to find.

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Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo; Styling: Kelly All

Recipe Summary

45 mins
Serves 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallot, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chile flakes and 3/4 tsp. salt; whisk in prosecco and crème fraîche. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to 1 3/4 cups, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Gently stir lemon zest, 2 tbsp. juice, and the crab into prosecco sauce and remove from heat. Boil pasta until just tender, 2 to 5 minutes.

  • Drain pasta, return to pot, and gently toss with crab sauce and parsley. Taste; add more salt and lemon juice if you like.


A16 Rockridge

Nutrition Facts

595 calories; calories from fat 33%; protein 30g; fat 22g; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 2.9g; sodium 492mg; cholesterol 119mg.