Chilli crab spaghetti

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Anne made this for me from a recipe that she had seen Ainsley Harriott make on TV recently. It was nice, but not really all that 'fishy'. This is a fishier version.

Chilli crab spaghetti
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:467
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

Best recipe review

Strange, but true


An odd mix, but one that works very well.

Paul R Smith

Chilli crab spaghetti, the original ingredients


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  1. Cook the pasta until it has just a little bite, about 10 minutes in boiling salted water.
  2. Add the oil to a separate large pan and sauté the garlic, chilli, ginger, tomatoes and half of the spring onions for 4 minutes.
  3. Tip the drained pasta into the large pan, add the crab, prawns, lime and herbs.
  4. Mix well and serve.
  5. garnish with the remaining spring onions and a few herb leaves.


Don't be too bothered about the quantities of the seafood, crab tends to come in minute packs and can be quite expensive. Make up the difference with prawns or other seafood that may be available.

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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