Linguine with Crab
(4 reviews)
Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
15 min

A light and delicious linguine and crab recipe with lemon and mint.  The chillies add a nice subtle heat.

Mint is a very pleasant surprise that compliments the crab perfectly.

D. Helyar
8 oz Linguine
8 oz Crabmeat, cooked
1 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp Olive oil
1/4 cup Shallots, finely diced
2 Garlic cloved, minced
2 Thai chillies
1 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
2 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup Mint, fresh & chopped
  1. Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain pasta however reserve at least two cups of liquid
  2. In a large skillet melt 1 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil
  3. Add shallots and saute until soft
  4. Add garlic and chili and continue to saute for another minute
  5. Add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp of pasta liquid and a touch of pepper to the mixture
  6. Stir mixture for about a minute
  7. Add pasta and 1/2 cup of pasta liquid and increase heat to medium
  8. Toss pasta in mixture for about 2 minutes
  9. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, crab and half of the mint
  10. Continue to toss the pasta to ensure all ingredients are blended
  11. If required (pasta too dry), add more pasta liquid
  12. Serve and garnish with lemon zest and mint
  13. Enjoy!
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