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Categories: Fish and shellfish, Salads

Crab Seafood Pasta Salad

Crab Seafood Pasta Salad
Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: Fanara's Italian Restaurant on Huntington Drive in Duarte has a delightful crab pasta salad. Can you get the recipe? Connie Nutter Canyon Country Dear Connie: Is the pizza still really good at Fanara's? Here's the pasta salad recipe. Read more

Total time: 20 minutes plus 8 hours chilling | Serves 6 to 8
  • 12 ounces medium pasta shells
  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound imitation crab meat, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Pepper

Step 1Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Step 2Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, buttermilk, onions, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic, seasoned salt, parsley and pepper to taste. Add the pasta shells and mix again. Cover and chill overnight.

Each of 8 servings:
211 calories; 714 mg sodium; 23 mg cholesterol; 11 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 21 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 0.82 gram fiber.
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