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Crab Linguine – The Potted Fish Company

I’m a busy girl but despite being pretty time poor on weekday evenings, I will never settle for a ready meal.

So I was glad when I was sent a few pots of potted fish to try at home. Founded by Devon based Jonathan Bailey at the age of 22, The Potted Fish company produces a small but well formed range of potted fish using no additives or preservatives.

I went to see Franz Ferdinand on Tuesday evening in Brixton but had some time to quickly go home and make myself some dinner beforehand so decided to use my pot of Old English Crab to make crab linguine. I used a recipe card that I was sent as a guideline but made a couple of my own additions. This dinner takes literally 15 minutes to eat and is totally delicious.

Crab Linguine (Serves 2)

160g dried linguine
1 pot of Old English Crab
4 spring onions, finely chopped
Handful of parsley, finely chopped
One tso chilli flakes
Handful of rocket
Parmesan shaving
Splash of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon

1. Boil linguine in boiling water for 8-10 minutes until cooked. Drain and pop back into the pan.
2. Stir in the whole pot of crab.
3. Toss with parsley, rocket and spring onions.
4. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan, drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of lemon


  1. I love crab, this is great way to get good quality crab fast and easily – thanks for sharing. I’ve just been browsing the Potted Fish company site. Think I might make a trip to Budgens

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