Crab Meat Pasta

Crab Meat Pasta

By Atika Lim  , , , ,

April 27, 2016

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This pasta dish is perfect for a mid-week pick me up dinner when you’re running short on time.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


250 g angel hair pasta

1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra, to serve

2 cloves garlic, chop finely

250 g cherry tomatoes, slice in half

1 bunch asparagus, trim and slice

Finely-grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Salt to taste

250 g freshly cooked crab meat

¼ cup basil leaves, plus extra, to serve

Drizzle of olive oil (optional)

Black pepper (optional)


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.

Photo: Bauer/Rob Shaw

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