Spicy Crabs with Pasta Recipe

This is a great one pot dish. If you love crabs, I am sure that you would love this dish. If you prefer prawns, you may also use this recipe. It doesn't take too long to cook and I hope you will enjoy it.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced very small
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salt-free fish stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 lb flaked crabmeat, with bones removed
  • cooked pasta


  1. Heat up the oil in a large skillet or saucepan then stir in the garlic, bell pepper and red pepper flakes over moderate heat.
  2. Then add the tomatoes and stir in the fish stock, tomato paste, parsley, sugar, lemon zest and bay leaf.
  3. Continue cooking for about 7 to 10 minutes until it is thick.
  4. Lastly, add in the crabmeat and continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes more.
  5. Then serve it over hot cooked pasta such as spaghetti.

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