Chilli butter and crab pasta

Chilli butter and crab pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

Serve up a 15-minute meal that tastes like a restaurant dish. Our aromatic crab pasta is tossed with chilli butter, breadcrumbs and lemon.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
726kcals
Fat
27g (7.8g saturated)
Protein
26g
Carbohydrates
92g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
726kcals
Fat
27g (7.8g saturated)
Protein
26g
Carbohydrates
92g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 200g spaghetti or linguine
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1 banana shallot, very finely chopped
  • 100g white crabmeat
  • ½-1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Grated zest and juice 1 lemon

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the breadcrumbs for 5 minutes until golden, stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the parsley. Set aside and wipe the pan clean.
  2. Cook the spaghetti or linguine in a pan of salted water according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil and the butter in the pan over a low-medium heat. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt and fry for 7 minutes to soften. Stir in the crab, chilli, lemon zest and juice.
  3. Toss the pasta in the pan with a splash of its cooking water. Stir in most of the breadcrumb mix. Season, divide among the bowls, then top with the remaining breadcrumbs to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Easy swaps: Replace the crab with chopped cooked prawns or brown shrimps.

Recipe By

Esther Clark

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