2 cloves of garlic
1 fresh red chilli
½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley (15g)
80g brown crabmeat
300ml organic fish stock
500g fresh or 300g dried spaghetti
160g white crabmeat
Here in the UK, we have a bountiful supply of crab – it’s an incredibly tasty source of healthy protein, packed with vitamins, minerals and good fats. But sadly amongst us Brits, crab is completely underrated – we should be taking advantage of this wonderful natural resource ourselves, not exporting them in huge numbers. You can usually buy crab live or picked, depending on your preference – if you’re short on time, ready-picked crab can provide the base for super-speedy, flavour-packed suppers, just like this delicious spaghetti dish from Jamie’s Italian. When cooking with crab, I like to use a mixture of white and brown meat – white for texture and sweetness, and brown for a punch of flavour and attitude. I hope this quick and easy recipe helps you love crab as much as I do. Happy cooking!
Recipe © Jamie Oliver for Jamie’s Italian. Photography © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, by Ella Miller.