Pasta with crab meat and samphire

    25 min

    This quick pasta dish is made with samphire, which is similar to young asparagus. For the pasta any shape will do but best to use one that will not allow the crab mix to slide off.


    Wiltshire, England, UK
    1 person made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
    • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed
    • butter and olive oil for frying
    • 200g pasta (spirals, fusili or macaroni)
    • 50g samphire
    • 100ml double cream
    • 1 (100g) tub white and brown crab meat
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Gently fry the red onion and the garlic in a mixture of butter and olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta.
    3. Place the samphire in a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil by which time it is just about cooked.
    4. When the onions have softened add the double cream, stir well and cook for another 2 minutes.
    5. Mash the brown crab meat and add to the pan along with the samphire, salt and pepper.
    6. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer till reheated. Add the drained pasta and mix thoroughly.
    7. Turn off the heat and finally add the chopped white crab meat. As it is already cooked it just needs to be warmed through by the other ingredients.
    8. Serve with a light sprinkling of finely grated Parmesan.

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