Oct 21 2010
I suppose you can say that we’ve had “a lot on our plate” recently – so as much as we want to frequently blog and showcase our dishes, many times it’s proved to be nearly impossible. We are still cooking a lot together, but obviously it’s much easier to do that without the camera, lighting, plating, etc! I’m sure our fellow bloggers can agree! Cooking alone is hard enough, but to document it is a whole new level of work! But don’t worry, we hope to be back to regular consistency soon with a lot of fun ideas and recipes that will get us all through the fall and winter season!
This post is sort of inspired by a dish we had many years ago when we had dinner at Crustacean in Beverly Hillls. It’s a fancy Vietnamese-French restaurant that specializes in Dungeness Crab and Garlic Noodles, and yes, it’s definitely over-priced and over-hyped! However, the meal and ambiance is still memorable to this day, so we thought it would be interesting to make an attempt at our own quick version with what we had on hand. This meal wasn’t meant to be special or well-planned, but about incorporating the ingredients we have in our kitchen to whip up a weekday dinner without the expensive price tag from the restaurant. For example, instead of egg noodles, we used thin spaghetti pasta; instead of Dungeness crab, we used blue lump crab meat from a can. Along with some other fresh ingredients, this dish came together in no time at all!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Crab Garlic Noodles