Crab-and-Corn Ribbon Pasta

crab and corn ribbon pasta
  • 4Servings


  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 ounces dried egg fettuccine, tagliatelle or pappardelle pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 ears corn, kernels scraped off, or 1 cup frozen kernels
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 ounce peas
  • 1/2 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat, picked over and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 sprigs tarragon, leaves chopped


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving a ladleful of the pasta cooking water.

While the pasta is working, in a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the corn, bell pepper, shallots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, then add the peas and cook for 1 minute; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes and toss. Stir in the crab, butter and Old Bay seasoning, then stir in the reserved pasta cooking water. Add the pasta and tarragon and toss.