Linguine with crab and mint Recipe

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serves:

2

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

5 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 484 kCal 24%
Fat 16g 23%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%

From saucepan to table in just 15 mins, this easy crab pasta dish has a lovely light flavour thanks to the fresh mint leaf and lemon dressing

Ingredients

  • 150g dried linguine or spaghetti
  • 2tbsp good olive oil
  • 2tbsp white breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 100g pot ready-prepared white crabmeat
  • Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • About 12 mint leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 handfuls pea shoots

Method

  • Cook the pasta, according to pack instructions, for 6-7 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a small frying pan, stir in the breadcrumbs, garlic and chilli flakes and cook briefly until golden. Set aside.

  • Drain the pasta, but keeping a little water in it, stir in the rest of the oil, then the crab, lemon zest and juice, snipped mint leaves and seasoning.

  • Pile into bowls and then sprinkle with the garlic breadcrumbs and more mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil, if you like. Garnish with pea shoots.

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