Take a bite out of fall's bounty with an easy and yummy dish.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 mins
- 1 pound farfalle pasta
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 3-inch piece lemon peel
- 1/4teaspoon saffron
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 6 - 8 ounces lump crabmeat, picked through for shells
- 16 - 20 shrimp, deveined and tails removed
- 1/2cup dry white wine or chicken broth
- 2 pinches cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente; drain.
- In a small saucepan, bring the cream, lemon peel and saffron to a low boil over medium-low heat. Turn off the heat and let the saffron steep for 10 minutes.
- In a large skillet, heat the butter and EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium heat. Stir in the shallot and garlic for 1 minute, then add the crabmeat and shrimp; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp are pink and just firm, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the wine.
- Discard the lemon from the cream and pour over the seafood. Stir in the cayenne and turmeric. Add the pasta and toss. Top with the parsley.
- Washington Hills Chardonnay 2006 (Washington), Frei Brothers Chardonnay Reserve Russian River Valley 2007 (California)