Crabby Buttered Noodles
After a long day on the road, fighting weather and traffic, you want some comfort food. The great thing about being able to cook in the truck is the ability to fix simple soothing hot meals that are filling and healthier than standard truck stop fair. If the weather is cold, rainy, or otherwise not pleasant to be out walking in, cooking in the truck gives the added benefit of not having to bundle up in layers and/or rain gear just to get something to eat. In the wintertime when we are running the northern parts of the country this is one of the big reasons I cook in the truck. Soups, stews, casseroles, and more are all easy one pot dishes that can be done up in my aroma, a crock pot, or the 12v lunchbox oven.
Allen loves to snack on those artificial crab legs you can find in the meat or seafood section of the grocery store. I have to admit, they aren't half bad, but they are even better when you pair them with something for added flavor. That's what I did with this simple and filling meal.
The ingredient list is a daunting one consisting of:
- Noodles (I used linguine, but you can use spaghetti, elbow macaroni, or even spirals)
- 1 Package imitation crab meat (you can use real crab meat obviously)
- Unsalted real butter
- Pink Himalayan Salt and Pepper to taste
I know, so many items! LOL. If you think that is difficult, wait for the instructions. But in all seriousness, this is a breeze to whip up.
- Boil the noodles until done
- Drain water
- Stir in a couple TBS of butter Stir in Crab Meat Stir in a TBS of parsley, garlic powder to taste, salt and pepper to taste, and you're done.
In the picture I have butter beans on the side that I had cooked another night and just heated up. You can eat this meal alone, with a salad, fruit, bread, or any type of veggie really. It's good and filling by itself, yet the flavors blend well with any number of side dishes.
Easy to cook, whether you are using an Aroma Rice Cooker, a 12v lunchbox oven, crock pot, or microwave. Easy to clean up. Warm and filling for your tummy after many miles over the road.