Crab and Basil Linguine


Crab and Basil Linguine

Serves 4 


400g dried linguine pasta 

1 tbsp salt 

1 tbsp olive oil 

1 garlic clove, chopped 

1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped 

50g salted butter 

2 lemons 

150g pickled crab meat 

A handful of fresh basil

30g parmesan cheese

Black pepper, to season 


First, place the pasta into a large pan of salted boiling water and cook for 9 minutes. 

Meanwhile, add a drizzle of olive oil into a non-stick frying pan and add the garlic and chilli. 

After 1 minute add the butter and gently melt. 

Lift out 2-3 spoonfuls of the pasta water and place into the pan with the butter, as this water contains starch from the pasta, it will help bring the sauce together and make it creamy. 

Now add the crab meat and lemon juice and stir together. 

When the pasta is cooked, transfer the pasta straight into the sauce. 

Stir together and finish with fresh basil, grated parmesan cheese and a little black pepper. 

Products Used:

Sabatier Maison Edgekeeper Self-Sharpening 8" Chef Knife

Colourworks Brights Green Silicone-Headed Pasta Serving Spoon / Measurer

Colourworks Brights Green Silicone-Headed Kitchen Spoon with Long Handle

MasterClass Etched Stainless Steel Zester

Chef'n GarlicZoom® Garlic Chopper

Chef'n Fresh Force Citrus Juicer Lemon

MasterClass Cast Aluminium 28cm Fry Pan

MasterClass Stainless Steel 14 Litre Stockpot