1Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet instructions. Drain well and set aside.
2Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium fire. Cook garlic for 1 min, being careful not to burn it.
3Add tomatoes, asparagus and zest to pan. Cook 1 to 2 mins, until asparagus is almost tender. Add pasta and lemon juice. Toss well. Season with salt to taste. Stir crab meat through.
4Remove pan from heat. Stir basil through. Serve with extra basil leaves, a drizzle of oil and some black pepper, if using.
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