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For the crab

1 x 900g/2lb cooked brown crab, 350g/12oz fresh crabmeat

For the pasta

        315g/11oz linguine

        25g/1oz sea salt

For the sauce

        55ml/2fl oz olive oil

        1 garlic clove, finely chopped

        4 spring onions, finely chopped

        ½ tsp finely chopped red chilli

        275g/10oz picked fresh white crabmeat

        25ml/1fl oz dry white wine

        1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

        1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

        salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. For the pasta, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the sea salt and cook the linguine for 7–8 minutes, or according to packet instructions, until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan and add the garlic, spring onions and chilli. Gently fry for about 1-2 minutes, or until softened but not coloured. Stir in the crabmeat and cook for another minute, or until heated through.

  3. Add the wine to the pan and cook until most of the alcohol has evaporated.

  4. Drain the linguine, reserving a few tablespoons of the pasta water. Add to the pan with the crabmeat and stir in the parsley and basil. Mix together to coat evenly, adding a splash of reserved pasta water if the mixture is too dry. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.