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Wednesday
Oct282009

spaghetti with crab and watercress 

as i’ve mentioned before, twice, crab linguine is a regular standby supper for me – the tinned white crab meat that you can buy is very good and, with some lemon juice and zest, raw chilli and garlic plus olive oil added you end up with something very tasty. i usually add watercress to the mix too, although if you can’t get it rocket is a good alternative.

the dish above, and its matching pair for david, was made with my standard recipe (the links above are for two variations on the theme) one tin of white crab meat, juice and zest of half a lemon, one small but potent chilli from our chilli plant, a crushed clove of garlic, handful of shredded watercress and glug of olive oil. plus spaghetti as we were out of linguine. the perfect easy supper. 

i'm sharing this plate of pasta with haalo of cook (almost) anything who is hosting this month's presto pasta nights.

Reader Comments (6)

The peppery flavour of the watercress would be a real addition here. So good I just want to have a fork..
October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBellini Valli
Elegant & simple! I love it! Watercress is SO good with seafood too :)
October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose
Guess what's for lunch!?! Thanks for sharing this perfect dish with Presto Pasta Nights - especially since I have all the ingredients on hand.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth
I'm not the biggest fan of crab but I could see these spices/flavors being great with most proteins! Excellent and versatile dish.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne
I love this dish....though I never tried it.
It just seems so light, refreshing and tasty.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertigerfish
thanks everyone, i'm glad you like the it!
November 1, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby

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