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                    Fusilli Bucati with Soft Shell Crabs
 
 Recipe By     : Molto Mario
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6                    soft shell crabs
    6      tablespoons   virgin olive oil
    1      medium        red onion -- thinly sliced
    6                    Anaheim peppers, cored, seeded -- and julienned
    4                    red jalapenos, cored, seeded -- and julienned
    1      cup           white wine
    1      cup           basic tomato sauce (see recipe)
    2      cups          escarole -- finely chopped
    1      pound         Fusilli Bucati pasta
 
 Bring 6 quarts water to boil in a large spaghetti pot and add 2 tablespoons salt.
 
 Clean soft shell crabs by snipping off their faces with a pair of scissors and
removing the skirt. Cut in half and set aside.
 
 In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, heat olive oil until smoking, add onions, Anaheim,
jalapenos and cook until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the crab pieces and
continue cooking until crabs are deep red and firm. Be careful not to break up
the crabs with aggressive stirring. Add the white wine and the tomato sauce and
reduce by half. Add escarole and cook another 1 minute until escarole has wilted
and remove from heat. Drop fusilli into boiling water and cook according to
package instructions until al dente (about 7 to 9 minutes).  Drain pasta well in
colander and pour hot pasta in pan with crabs. Return to medium heat and toss to
coat well, about 1 minute. Pour into heated serving platter and serve
immediately.
 
 Yield: 4 servings
 
 
 
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