Linguine al Granchio

Linguini with Crab

Preparation info
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By Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers

Published 1995

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  • 2 large live male crabs, about 2-3 kg (4.½-6.½ lb) total weight
  • 3 fresh red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 handfuls


Get the fishmonger to kill the crabs for you. In a saucepan large enough to hold both, bring enough water to the boil to cover the crabs. Boil gently for 20 minutes, then remove from the water and leave to cool.

Remove the claws and legs. Break the bodies open carefully. Remove the brown meat from inside the shell and transfer along with any juices to a bowl. Remove the white meat from