Pasta with Fresh Crab, Chilli and Garlic

I made this for the first time yesterday for dinner and I’m going to make it again! I love crab and the combination of crab meat with lemon juice and fresh herbs is ideal for a summer evening when you don’t want to eat too heavy but still want something that fills you up.

Ingredients for 4 people

500g bag Pasta (dried)
2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 tsp Crushed Chillies
2 freshly cooked dressed crabs
Juice of 1 lemon plus lemon wedges to serve
1 small bunch of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 small bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped
3 small tomatoes for decoration, roughly chopped

Cook the pasta following the instructions on the pack and drain well, reserving a little cooking water in the bottom of the pan.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the garlic and crushed chillies over a low heat for 1-2 minutes, until the garlic has softened slightly, but not browned.

Add the crab meat, lemon juice, dill and parsley, season well and heat through until piping hot.

Add the pasta to the crab mixture, along with the reserved cooking water, and mix well.

Last but not least add the chopped tomatoes and garnish with some dill.

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