King Crab with Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Tagliatelle
Daniel Humm’s King Crab with Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Tagliatelle
6 sheets pasta dough
Dust a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with semolina. Using the tagliatelle attachment, roll the pasta sheets one at a time through the pasta machine. Lay out the cut pasta in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Dust the pasta with semolina to prevent sticking. Cover the pasta with parchment paper and keep refrigerated until ready to cook.
KING CRAB LEGS
2 king crab legs, about 450 g
Using sharp kitchen scissors, carefully cut open the crab leg shells, avoiding cutting into the meat. Remove the meat from the shells. Pick through the crab meat to ensure there are no stray pieces of shell or cartilage while keeping the meat in pieces as large as possible. Keep refrigerated.
320 g Chicken Stock (page 303) 205 g butter
40 g Meyer lemon juice
Cracked black pepper Sliced chives
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Divide the chicken stock between two large sauté pans and heat over medium heat to a simmer. Divide the butter between the pans and melt the butter so that it emulsifies with the chicken stock, forming a thick glaze. Turn the heat to medium and divide the crab between the pans. Gently cook just to warm the crab through.
Cook the pasta in the water until just tender with a little bite, about 2 minutes. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the pasta cooking water. Divide the cooked pasta between the pans and stir to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add some of the reserved pasta water. Season both pans of pasta with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Divide the pasta and crab among four bowls and finish with sliced chives. Serve immediately.
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