Ribbon Zucchini Crab Pasta

April 13, 2018

The other day, I went back to an old fave with a twist Ribbon Zucchini Pasta. This light and healthy pasta alternative is great if you're on a low carb diet, or just fancy something different. As you know, I don't shy away from seafood when it comes to my pasta dishes, so I added blue swimming crab, boiled and seasoned down in tarragon, garlic, black pepper and seasoned Orkney crab meat. It was all very sensational. 


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4 



4 Organic Courgettes/Zucchini

Half a box of Blue Swimming or Half Cut Crab

100g Orkney Crab Meat

Cracked Black Pepper 

1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt 

2 tsp Fish Sauce 

1/2 cup Double Cream

1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese

1 Red Chilli

2 Garlic Cloves 

Fresh Tarragon

Fresh Parsley 

Fresh Thyme 


Things you'll need: 


  • Potato Peeler

  • Large Bowl

  • Prongs



Rinse any salt water off of the half cut crabs and place the crab into a medium sized pot.

Season with salt, pepper, minced or chopped garlic, fish sauce, chopped chilli some tarragon leaves, parsley and thyme. 


Add a cup of water, and place the pot with the crab on a medium to high heat. Boil for 10 minutes


Whilst your crab is cooking, take the courgettes and with a potato peeler being to peel the skin and the flesh

of the courgette from top to bottom until you get to the core of the vegetable.

Once all peeled, set to one side. 



TIP: Avoid wastage by dicing up the core of the courgette and adding to a salad for next time. 




Once the crab is ready, the crab shell should be a bright pink/red.

Separate the crab from the left over water (stock) and set aside in a separate bowl. 


Keep the stock in the pot and pour in your fresh double cream and parmesan cheese.

Cook on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese has completely melted. 


Now into your cheese sauce, add your ribbon zucchini, and half of the Orkney crab meat, simmer for 1-2 minutes, then add the half cut crab. 

Mix everything together gently with prongs and then serve. Top with the remaining crab meat and garnish with herbs, black pepper and more parmesan if preferred. 



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