A bowl of spaghetti with crab and peas

Crab & lemon spaghetti with peas

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 7 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2

Enjoy this fresh-tasting lunch option, on the table in 20 minutes. It's low in calories but provides folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal467
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre15g
  • protein26g
  • salt0.5g


  • 150g wholemeal spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 leeks (220g), cut into lengths then long thin strips
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 160g frozen peas
  • 1 lemon, zested and ½ juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 100g fresh white and brown crabmeat (not dressed)


  1. Cook the spaghetti for 12 mins, or following pack instructions, until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the leeks and chilli and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the garlic, peas, lemon zest and juice, then cook for a few mins.

  2. Drain the pasta, then add to the pan with ¼ mug of pasta water and the crab, then toss everything together until well coated. Spoon into shallow bowls and serve.

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Chris Fisher's picture
Chris Fisher
15th Aug, 2019
Tasteless. How can I get my money back for what should have been lovely crab.
20th Jun, 2019
There are a number of our favourite ingredients in this recipe but it just didn't work. The peas overwhelmed the dish and the whole thing was rather unpleasant. Only had a couple of spoonfuls before consigning to the bin.
Alyssa Conaway's picture
Alyssa Conaway
10th Jun, 2019
The directions say "add the leeks and chilli and cook for 5 mins" but there is no chilli listed in the ingredients. Is this a typo, or should there be chilli? If yes, how much?
goodfoodteam's picture
11th Jun, 2019
Apologies for the omission. We have now added 1 deseeded and finely chopped red chilli to the ingredients list.
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