Crab Linguine


  • 350g crabmeat

  • 315g linguine

  • 25g sea salt

  • 55ml olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp finely chopped red chilli

  • 275g fresh white crabmeat

  • 25ml dry white wine

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. For the pasta, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the sea salt and cook the linguine for 7–8 minutes, or according to packet instructions, until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan and add the garlic, spring onions and chilli. Gently fry for about 1-2 minutes, or until softened but not coloured. Stir in the crabmeat and cook for another minute, or until heated through.

  3. Add the wine to the pan and cook until most of the alcohol has evaporated.

  4. Drain the linguine, reserving a few tablespoons of the pasta water. Add to the pan with the crabmeat and stir in the parsley and basil. Mix together to coat evenly, adding a splash of reserved pasta water if the mixture is too dry. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Recipe: BBC