Spaghetti marinara with crab

Prep 0 h : 20 m
Cook 0 h : 45 m


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    150g brown onion, finely chopped

    1 clove garlic, crushed

    1 fresh long red chilli, finely chopped

    400g canned diced tomatoes

    1.3kg crabs, cleaned and quartered

    1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    1 litre water

    500g spaghetti

    1/2 cup firmly packed fresh parsley


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan; cook onion, garlic and chilli, stirring until onion softens.

    Add undrained tomatoes, crabs and chopped parsley; cook, covered, stirring occasionally until crab changes colour.

    Add water to the pan and bring to the boil.

    Add pasta; once pasta begins to soften, mix gently through crab mixture.

    Boil, uncovered, stirring regularly, about 10 mins or until pasta is tender and sauce thickens.

    Serve bowls of pasta sprinkled with parsley.