I've been obsessed with Dungeness crab this year, and although the latest catch has been plentiful, the season's started to wind down in favor of other Spring seafood like shrimp and tuna. So to make the most of what's still around, I've been buying up crab left and right, incorporating its tender meat in various fast and easy dinners. My current fave is this rustic meal, which comes from the cookbook of culinary show host and former model Sophie Dahl. I love how al dente linguine and a paste of garlic, chiles, and lemon zest highlight the crab's succulence and sweet flavor. Keep reading for the recipe.
From Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood, and Appetite by Sophie Dahl Ingredients 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes Directions Serves 2.
Linguine With Tomatoes, Lemon, Chile and Crab
1 clove of garlic
1/2 red chile, deseeded and finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup cooked fresh crab meat
6 ounces whole wheat or spelt linguine
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
From Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood, and Appetite by Sophie Dahl
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes