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Chanterelles, Crabmeat, And Fettuccine With Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Yield: 4 main-course servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Lemon Butter Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh chanterelles, rinsed and sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound (2 cups) lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 2 teaspoon Emeril's Creole Seasoning


  • Prepare the Lemon Butter Sauce; set aside and keep warm.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chanterelles and sautÈ until the mushrooms are just tender, for about 1 minute. Add the green onions, garlic, shallots, basil, salt, and pepper, and cook until the vegetables start turning translucent, for about 2 minutes. Cook the fettuccine in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  • Add the crabmeat and pasta and shake the skillet or toss gently to avoid breaking up the lumps of crabmeat. SautÈ for 1 minute.
  • Carefully stir in the Lemon Butter Sauce, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, just until the sauce is heated through, for about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Makes about 4 cups.
  • To serve, get down your best pasta bowls and allow 1 cup of pasta per portion, topped with sauce (including plenty of chanterelles and crabmeat). Sprinkle the rim of each bowl with 1/2 teaspoon Creole Seasoning.