Crab meat would have to be one of my favourite things to eat on the whole planet. Particularly mud crab. A well made chili crab spaghettini is a wonderful meal in the summer and the winter.
Enough crab meat removed from the shell for two people (you could use a good quality tinned as some of them taste quite ok and are real crab meat)
Cherry or grape tomatoes – halved
1/2 a cup of chopped parsley
1-2 small red chillies – seeds removed and finely sliced
2 cloves garlic – crushed
1/2-1 cup of grated parmesan
1/2 cup white wine
Juice of half a lime and lime zest
Sautée garlic, lime zest and chili in a frying pan with olive oil until flavours release (1-2 minutes) then add white wine, lime juice and crab meat. Add in tomatoes towards the end so they only cook for a few minutes. You don’t want them to overcook as you want them to hold their shape and texture.
Meanwhile boil spaghettini. When it’s done save a little of the water and drain. Add in the crab mixture, parmesan, parsley and saved water. Mix well then serve with extra parmesan and cracked pepper.
Ridiculously quick and easy.