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Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Rating
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(242 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Italian

This simple and sophisticated spaghetti is sure to impress. You'll make a silky sauce from olive oil, lemon, chilli and garlic to toss through spaghetti, asparagus and crab (the star of the show!) Full of fresh summer flavours, just let the ingredients do the talking! (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details.)

Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-parsley
10g parsley
Fifty fifty cornish crab meat
100g Cornish fifty fifty crab †
British Asparagus2
120g asparagus spears
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
190g quick cook spaghetti
190g spaghetti †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g parsley
  • 100g Cornish fifty fifty crab<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g asparagus spears
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • Spaghetti (190g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 676 kJ
160 kcal
1896 kJ
449 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.8 g
0.4 g
5 g
1.1 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
27.1 g
2.1 g
76 g
5.8 g
Fibre 1.6 g 4.5 g
Protein 9.1 g 25.5 g
Salt 0.17 g 0.48 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
lemon
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
100g Cornish fifty fifty crab
White crab meat (50%), Brown crab meat (50%) (crustacean)
120g asparagus spears
Asparagus
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
Spaghetti (190g)
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (crustacean, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Boil a kettle

Trim the asparagus, discarding the woody ends

Chop the asparagus tips away from the stalks and set aside

Roughly chop the stalks

 

 

2 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Add the spaghetti to a pot of boiled water with a generous pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, cook for an initial 4-5 min 

After 4-5 min add the chopped asparagus and cook for a further 4-5 min or until tender with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and reserve a cup of the starchy cooking water 

 

3 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

While the pasta is cooking, cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, deseed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop finely

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Separate the white crab meat from the brown crab meat with a spoon (you’ll use the white meat at the end!)

4 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Chop the lemon[s] in half 

Chop the parsley finely, including the stalks 

5 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Heat a large pot over a low heat with 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] olive oil 

Once hot, add the chopped chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and garlic and cook for 3-4 min until starting to soften

Add the Chinese rice wine and give everything a good mix up

Add the brown crab meat with a generous pinch of salt and mix to combine – this is your crab sauce 

6 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Add the drained spaghetti to the crab sauce with 100ml [200ml] starchy pasta water and the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon 

Give everything a good mix up until the sauce begins to stick to the pasta

Tip: Add a splash more starchy pasta water if your sauce is looking a little dry!

7 Simple Crab, Chilli & Lemon Spaghetti

Remove the pot from the heat and gently stir through the white crab meat and chopped parsley – this is your crab, chilli & lemon spaghetti

Chop the remaining lemon into wedges 

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Serve the crab, chilli & lemon spaghetti with a lemon wedge to the side

Season with a good grind of black pepper

Enjoy!

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