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Lemon Prawn and Crab Meat Spaghettini

As much as I love cooking and practically live in the kitchen, I’m not particularly fond of spending hours over a hot stove in the height of summer… Naturally then, this 5 minute lemon prawn and crab spaghettini is one of my favorite summer meals. Not only is it quick, it’s also tasty, fresh and light.

Additionally, the dish is great for using up any left over seafood (think Christmas time) and it can be easily adjusted to feed one or many. Other seafood, such as flash fried calamari or octopus can also be used.

Serves 1

Lemon prawn and crab meat spaghettini

  • 4 large cooked prawns, peeled
  • 2 tbsp crab meat ( I used Ocean Blue brand 100% crab meat)
  • 60g angel hair spaghetti
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp diced long red chilli
  • handful of coriander
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Cook angel hair spaghetti in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, or according to packet instructions.

In the meantime, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small frypan. Add garlic and diced tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Add prawns to warm through. Using tongs transfer pasta straight into the pan and mix in with the sauce. Add lemon juice and season with pepper. Dot with crab meat and serve immediately.

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Heidi - Apples Under My Bed December 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

This is one of my favourite meals – seafood pasta with some lemon, garlic and chilli! So delicious mmmm. This looks just scrumptious! Thanks for the Phillips crab meat recommendation, I’ll have to try it out :)
Heidi xo

Wholesome Cook December 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Easier than picking it yourself, and it’s all natural. So much so you can taste the sea in it. Great for finger sandwiches too :-)

Sylvia December 28, 2010 at 6:10 am

I’ve been looking for different ways to use up left overs..this is definitely going on the list.

Wholesome Cook December 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Glad you like it Sylvia! You can also make it with mayonnaise as a cold pasta salad. It’s just as yum.

Lizzy (Good Things) December 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Oh how delicious and perfect for after Christmas when one doesn’t really feel like cooking! Love it.

Miss Piggy December 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm

This looks great – thanks for tweeting the link to me. I’m looking for new stuff to cook as I’ve ditched meat from my diet, but decided to stick with seafood for the boy’s sake/cooking ease.

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