Linguine with crab and mint recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 484 kCal 24%
Fat 16g 23%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%
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  • From saucepan to table in just 15 mins, this easy crab pasta dish has a lovely light flavour thanks to the fresh mint leaf and lemon dressing


    • 150g dried linguine or spaghetti
    • 2tbsp good olive oil
    • 2tbsp white breadcrumbs
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
    • 100g pot ready-prepared white crabmeat
    • Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lemon
    • About 12 mint leaves
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 handfuls pea shoots


    • Cook the pasta, according to pack instructions, for 6-7 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a small frying pan, stir in the breadcrumbs, garlic and chilli flakes and cook briefly until golden. Set aside.

    • Drain the pasta, but keeping a little water in it, stir in the rest of the oil, then the crab, lemon zest and juice, snipped mint leaves and seasoning.

    • Pile into bowls and then sprinkle with the garlic breadcrumbs and more mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil, if you like. Garnish with pea shoots.

    Top tip for making Linguine with crab and mint

    You can replace the crab with squid, scallops or tuna

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