Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spicy Angel Hair Pasta with Crab and Lime

I have to admit that the presentation picture is not pleasing to the eye. The one from Gordan Ramsay is much more vibrant and colorful. By nature, we usually judge food by its cover. We can "see" whether it tastes good or not. Pretty much like searching through cookbooks and food blogs, you decide to cook a dish based on how mouthwatering the pictures look. If I added some greens and reds, I would probably convince you to try this dish out. This dish has lots of flavors. The pasta is mixed with crab, white wine and olive oil along with a kick of acidity and spiciness, making this dish pleasant to eat.

Serves 6
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Printable Recipe


200g angel hair pasta
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced
4 spring onions, chopped
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 lime
250g white crab meat
Salt and pepper
Olive oil


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to pack instructions until al dente, about 3-4 minutes.

2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

3. Add white wine to pan and cook until it reduces to half. Stir in crab meat.

4. Drain the pasta, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta to the crab mixture, chop the parsley and toss the ingredients to combine.

5. Serve immediately with a generous squeeze of lime juice.


  1. Have you ever tried Angel Hair on steam, instead of boiling it in water? it's so delicious especially with hot red sauce

    Lovers' Shore


  2. I never tried that. I have to admit that you're right as angel hair does not take that long to cook. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. This looks and sounds so amazing right now.

  4. Try it out. You won't be disappointed!

  5. Hi Victor.
    Please what is "angel hair" (I think there must be some kind of pasta wheat). Here (Spain) we prepared the "angel hair" by mixing sugar with pumpkin. It is used as filler in some candy recipes.



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