Quick carb-free crab ‘courgetti’

courgetti This is a take on one of my favourite pasta dishes. It’s a great way to cut out carbohydrates if you're on a health kick, and it really stands out as a dish in its own right.

It’s so quick to make, as long as you have a spiralizer. If not, you’ll have to slice the courgettes very finely by hand. I have a small hand-held spiralizer that only cost a few pounds and I highly recommend it.

Use good olive oil, juicy tomatoes and adjust the chilli to your taste. Don’t overdo it though, this is a delicate dish. It also works very well with prawns if you prefer.

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients 2 tins of crab 1 large courgette ½ a clove of garlic A large handful of cherry tomatoes Olive oil A pinch of chilli flakes 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely sliced Salt to season

Method

  1. Prepare the courgette and set aside for a minute.
  2. Gently heat the olive oil and add the garlic, then cook for a minute.
  3. Add the courgette, season and toss in the pan for a minute or two, until it starts to soften.
  4. Add the crab, tomatoes and chilli flakes and cook for a further minute to warm through.
  5. Check the seasoning and stir the chives through just before serving with a salad.