Chilli Crab Linguini - Cook Republic


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Brunch, Dinner, Light Meal, Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian


A simple, flavourful, light pasta meal for any time of the year. Fresh cooked crab, garlic, chilli and juicy tomatoes with the zinging acidity of lemons makes this a delicious recipe for the whole family!



  • 300g dry linguini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 34 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) white wine
  • 450g fresh crab meat
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • Freshly crushed black pepper
  • ½ cup packed, chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Lemon wedges, red chilli slices, extra virgin olive oil – to serve


  1. Cook linguini in rapidly boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes until al dente. Drain all but half a cup of water. Let the linguini sit in that water until ready to add to the dish.
  2. Heat oil in a large, shallow chef’s pan on medium-high. Add garlic and chilli flakes. Sauté for a few seconds until garlic starts browning. Add tomatoes and mix well. Increase heat to high and cook for a couple of minutes until tomatoes have softened and the mixture is starting to dry out and caramelize. Add white wine and deglaze the pan.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Drain and add the linguini to the pan. Add crab meat, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes until piping hot.
  4. Garnish with red chilli slices, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and serve hot with a lemon wedge on the side.

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