Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What's Cooking Wednesday

I recently dug out Sydney Food by Bill Grainger to look up the recipe for ricotta hotcakes.  Flicking through I found this recipe and thought it would be a winner with the kids since their favourite food is pasta and they really love seafood.  I'm going to use tinned crab meat today, if I was being really decadent then I would use fresh crab BUT with three littlies who has the time to do all that for a weekday meal?!

Spaghettini with Crab, Lime and Chilli

Ingredients (serves 4)

300 g cooked crab meat
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2 small red chilli pepper, finely chopped
limes, juice and zest of
lemon, juice of
1/2 cup spring (green) onion, chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
500 g spaghettini

Combine the crab, garlic, chilli*, lime zest, lime and lemon juices, parsley, spring onions, salt and pepper in a large bowl.   Stir in olive oil to combine.  Taste to adjust the seasoning.

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add pasta, stir well and continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until it is al dente, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Drain well.

Toss pasta into crab mixture and serve in individual bowls.

*  Or leave as an accompaniment each person can then choose to add at the table

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