Crab, tomato and chilli linguine with green beans

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.

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Add the chillies and fry for a few seconds.

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Add the tomatoes and while they are softening, lightly crush the tomatoes so that they form a sauce.

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As the tomatoes soften add the green beans, and keep crushing the tomatoes with the spatula.

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When the sauce looks something like it does above add the crab meat and squeeze over the lemon.

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Why are you looking so crabby?

Stir the sauce until the crab is heated through.

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Top your cooked and drained linguine with the sauce and serve with cracked black pepper.

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A quick, easy, fresh and simple meal. What more could a girl want on a Sunday night?


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