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crab & courgette linguine

today we ate lunch in the garden, for the first time this year, which was absolutely blissful. our spring bulbs are out - yellow and white narcissus, snow drops, muscari, fritilaria - the cherry blossom tree has started to flower and the sun was shining.  

it was a simple meal of crab and courgette linguine with a watercress salad. while the pasta cooked i grated a courgette and, wrapping it in a clean tea towel, wrung out the excess liquid. the grated courgette and a small tin of white crab meat were mixed with some olive oil, juice and zest of a lemon, some dried chilli, salt and pepper before being mixed with the hot pasta. i made a simple dressing for the salad - olive oil, lemon juice and dijon mustard.

Reader Comments (5)

It sounds lovely Abby, and I imagine all the tastier for being outside. I am jealous of the outside space people have.
April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
Gorgeously simple. I'll do it next weekend if the weather holds!
April 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlillyanne
April 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervincent
A fantastic & lovely dish!!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie
thanks y'all. i can't wait to make it with my own courgettes (which have just germinated, woo hoo!)
April 29, 2010 | Registered Commenterabby

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