Now, occasionally on a late Sunday I wander round M&S browsing for teatime inspiration. This Sunday proved fruitful as I managed to find some very reasonably priced crab meat and vine ripened tomatoes. Thus, I decided to make crab linguine using another few ingredients I happened to have in. Fortunately, this turned out really nicely. Its light and perfect for a summer evening as it doesn’t sit too heavily on your stomach like some cream based pasta sauces.
Crab is one of those foods i have only got into as an adult. I remember the first time I tried it at my 21st birthday and I really enjoyed it. J ordered it as his starter when we went for my 21st birthday meal with my family and I tried it and ever since I have had it whenever I’ve eaten somewhere with it on the menu.
Anyway, enough about me and my seafoody adventures. To make this you will need:
1 pack crab meat (brown or white)
1/2 pack vine ripened tomatoes or other good quality tomatoes
A handful of green beans chopped into bite size pieces
A clove of garlic
A pinch of chilli flakes
A teaspoon of olive oil
1/4 of a lemon
(This makes enough sauce for 2 people)
Cook the linguine according to the instructions on the packet. While the pasta is cooking heat the oil and garlic (sliced or crushed) in a frying pan until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the chillies and fry for a few seconds.
Add the tomatoes and while they are softening, lightly crush the tomatoes so that they form a sauce.
As the tomatoes soften add the green beans, and keep crushing the tomatoes with the spatula.
When the sauce looks something like it does above add the crab meat and squeeze over the lemon.
Stir the sauce until the crab is heated through.
Top your cooked and drained linguine with the sauce and serve with cracked black pepper.
A quick, easy, fresh and simple meal. What more could a girl want on a Sunday night?