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Crab linguine recipe

Crab linguine recipe

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This easy crab linguine recipe is an Italian classic that comes together in minutes. Tinned crab is tossed with garlic, chilli, parsley and lemon for a light summer pasta dish ready in just 15 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 349 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g linguine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1-2 red chillies, sliced
  • 145g tin shredded crab meat, drained
  • 15g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
If you haven't got linguine, try using spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    1g 7%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 58g Protein 11.2g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a high heat and add the linguine. Cook for 9 mins. Drain, reserving a cupful of the pasta water. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic and chilli for 30 secs until fragrant. Add the drained pasta, the crab meat, parsley and lemon zest, and toss together for 1 min until the crab has heated through. Add a about 6 tbsp reserved pasta water, and a squeeze of the lemon juice. Toss again and season. Add more lemon juice to taste, if you like, then serve.

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