Fra Diavolo Crab Sauce Recipe

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Flavorful and easy to make sauce. We live in the beautiful Southwest and must buy the lump crab at Sam's. The recipe makes plenty for a dinner party or freezing for later use. Although not described, don't forget to make your version of garlic bread so everyone can mop their plates.

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  • 16 oz of lump crab meat - rinsed, drained and pulled by fork
  • two 28 oz can of whole tomatoes - crushed by hand or diced using poultry scissors
  • medium onion - chopped
  • 10 cloves of garlic - crushed with the side of a chef's knife and rough chopped
  • olive oil - couple swirls to coat the sauce pan
  • 1.5 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • two pinches of kosher salt


  1. add a couple of swirls of olive oil to the sauce pan
  2. add the red pepper flakes
  3. add the chopped onion
  4. add the rough chopped garlic
  5. turn the element on to saute the ingredients till the onion begins to soften and the garlic releases its wonderful smell, stirring frequently
  6. add the crab and the crushed tomatoes and and all of the juice
  7. stir to mix the ingredients
  8. add the two pinches of kosher salt
  9. turn the heat up to boil
  10. once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer for an hour
  11. with about a half hour remaining on the simmer, prepare pasta of your choice. (we use linguini or spaghetti.)
  12. drain the pasta and incorporate into the sauce
  13. Mangia.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 773g
Calories 493  
Calories from Fat 29 6%
Total Fat 3.21g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.51g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 4382mg 183%
Potassium 1540mg 44%
Total Carbs 25.71g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 9.14g 6%
Protein 87.23g 140%
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