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crab and cherry tomato linguine

crab linguine is a favourite easy supper chez moi. i usually use tinned white crab meat which is makes the dish both affordable and a storecupboard option., i also think it’s a good tinned fish option – i buy sainsbury’s own which is, i think, very nice.


i’m actually amazed i haven’t blogged about this before given how often i make it (and how easy it is!). and the irony is that the crab linguine above isn’t even my usual recipe. it was delicious though so i’ll share it with both you and theresa at the food hunter’s guide to cuisine, as she is hosting this week’s presto pasta nights.


crab and cherry tomato linguine (serves 2)


linguine for two

170g tin of white crab meat in brine, drained

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped,

juice and zest of a lemon

a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped

a large glug of olive oil

salt & pepper


cook your linguine.


meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the other ingredients. season to taste and then toss this with the cooked linguine. serve with a green salad.

Reader Comments (8)

This certainly looks delicious Abby! Often, the dishes you make often are the ones you forget to blog about!!
February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDharm
Sounds like a perfect dish to me:D
February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBellini Valli
This looks great. I love crab. I will be making this recipe for sure.
February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Food Hunter
Looks fantastic - thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. Now if I could only get my husband to eat cherry tomatoes.
February 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth
ruth - my other "usual" version of crab linguine usues rocket (arugula) in place of the cherry tomatoes, perhaps he'd be amenable to that?
February 28, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby
Wow, this was great! I looked the garlic and chili down a bit before I added the rest of the ingredients but I think I'd actually try it as is next time. I'll try the rocket version too!
February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphil
Was delicious, perfect for a light lunch which my friend enjoyed on Friday! I warmed the sauted the tomato a little in the olive oil before adding to the pasta.
March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
phil, michael - i'm glad you liked it! i must try the sauted tomato version, thanks for the tip.
March 1, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby

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