Crab Pappardelle

Nothing beats seafood summer pasta. Dressed crab adds a touch of luxury to this beautiful, fresh and creamy pappardelle dish with broad beans and asparagus.

  • Beginner
  • Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
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What you’ll need

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of fennel seeds
  • 1/2 Red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • Bunch of parsley roughly chopped (stalks and leaves separated
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 Dressed Crab (white and brown meat)
  • 200g Pappardelle
  • 100g Asparagus, woody stalks removed and sliced
  • 100g Frozen broad beans
  • 1 Tbsp of Crème fraîche
  • handful of chopped hazelnuts
  • Salt & pepper

Let's Cook!

Crab Pappardelle
Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the fennel seeds, chili, shallots, parsley stalks, lemon zest. Season with salt & pepper and fry for about 5 minutes.

Crab Pappardelle
Step 2

Add the tomato puree, then deglaze the pan with half the lemon juice. Add half crabmeat, stir to create a thick sauce then remove from the heat whilst you cook the pasta.

Crab Pappardelle
Step 3

Bring a large pan of water to boil and cook the pasta according to the directions. With 3 minutes remaining, add the asparagus and broad beans, use a slotted spoon to transfer the pasta and asparagus back to the crab pan. Save some pasta water.

Crab Pappardelle
Step 4

Put the crab mixture back on the heat, add a couple of spoonfuls of pasta water to loosen and toss together, coating the pasta in the sauce. Add the remaining crab meat, crème fraîche, lemon juice and warm through. Garnish with parsley, chives and chopped hazelnuts. Serve and enjoy!

Wild Luxury British Dressed Crab

Fish used in this recipe

Wild Luxury British Dressed Crab


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