Crab and Tasso Carbonara (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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  1. Set a large, 1-gallon stock pot with a pasta insert 3/4 full with water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the kosher salt to the water as it boils. Place the spaghetti in the salted water and return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook the pasta until nearly al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. Set a 14-inch saute pan over medium heat, spray for 2 seconds with the canola cooking spray. Add the onions and sweat them until soft and fragrant. Mix in tasso and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the white wine, chicken stock and nutmeg to the pan and reduce liquid by 1/2.
  3. Place the egg whites and milk in a large bowl, beat until frothy and set aside. Place the cooked pasta, the pasta cooking water, and the salt and pepper in the pan and cook, tossing, until the pasta is well coated and the liquid is clinging to the pasta, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, pour the egg white mixture over the pasta and toss quickly to cook the egg whites. Season the crab with salt and pepper and add to pasta. Sprinkle the Parmesan and basil over the pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 389.75 Kcal (1632 kJ)
Calories from fat 108.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.06g 19%
Cholesterol 13.7mg 5%
Sodium 2106.31mg 88%
Potassium 306.92mg 7%
Total Carbs 28.49g 9%
Sugars 6.44g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Protein 23.22g 46%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 9.3mg 52%
Calcium 322.3mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 83.34 Kcal (349 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.58g 19%
Cholesterol 2.93mg 5%
Sodium 450.4mg 88%
Potassium 65.63mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.09g 9%
Sugars 1.38g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 9%
Protein 4.97g 46%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 3%
Iron 2mg 52%
Calcium 68.9mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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