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Crab and Tarragon Tagliatelle a Summer Pasta

Crab and tarragon is a flavour combination that goes particularly well with flat-ribbon pasta like linguine, tagliatelle and fettuccine. The result is light, yet filling and an ideal companion to a chilled glass of Mirabeau Pure. The recipe can easily be adapted to one’s taste preferences. I quite often add an extra pinch of chilli flakes and a little more lemon juice to really bring out the crab. The recipe comes from Lindsay Radcliffe’s kitchen, where she cooks and writes her blog  – The Feast.

Crab and Tarragon Tagliatelle

Crab and Tarragon Tagliatelle

Maison Mirabeau Wine
An easy pasta dish for summer nights
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • 200 g Tagliatelle
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • splash of Rosé
  • 200 g White Crab Meat
  • Large handful Fresh Tarragon chopped with a few leaves reserved for garnishing.
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 lemon for zest and juice


  • Cook the tagliatelle according to the packets instructions and drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water (she used fresh egg tagliatelle so this only took a couple of minutes).
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the shallots, cooking gently for about 3 minutes until translucent, but not browned.
  • Add the chopped garlic and cook for further 30 seconds before adding a splash of rosé. Let the alcohol sizzle away and then add the drained tagliatelle, along with a little of the pasta cooking water.
  • Remove from the heat and stir through the crab, chopped tarragon, chilli flakes, lemon zest and juice. Toss everything together, garnishing with few extra tarragon leaves and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Serve immediately with a chilled glass of Mirabeau Pure.
Keyword Crab, Pasta, Tarragon
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