Cook linguine according to package directions - I prefer my pasta a little al dente
4 oz linguine
While pasta cooks, if using crab legs, steam & reheat your crab legs either in the microwave or on the stove
1 lb King Crab Legs
If using microwave - wrap frozen crab legs in damp paper towels and heat for 3 minutes
If using stove stop - place pot on stove with a steamer basket. Place legs on top of steamer basket and steam for 3-5 minutes
If using lump crab meat - you can skip this step - no need to reheat.
Once legs are done - set on towel until cool to touch
Crack crab legs and pull out crab meat. Break meat apart into bite size pieces.
In a skillet on medium high, melt butter.
2 tbsp butter
Lower heat to low
Add garlic and stir for 1 min.
1 tbsp minced garlic
Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it looks sandy.
2 tbsp flour
Whisk in the half and half and stir until the mixture forms a thick sauce.
1.5 cups half and half
Stir in the cheese and salt.
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp salt
Simmer a few minutes to blend the flavors.
Remove from heat and add cooked linguine to sauce mixture and stir
Plate linguine alfredo and top with crab meat
If using lump crab meat - add it in with the pasta so it heats just a bit
Sprinkle with grated parmesan and parsley