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Linguine with Mud Crab ‘Aglio E Olio’

What is your favourite way to eat mud crab? This is a question I often ask people because out of all the seafood in this country it is the one that strikes me as having a bit of personality to it. Do you like it steamed with aioli, Singapore chilli, salt and pepper, ginger and lemongrass or just in a white bread sandwich? I don’t have a favourite myself, but this simple pasta dish "Aglio e olio" (regarded as peasant food or college food, as it is what all the college kids in Italy eat because it is so cheap) with the addition of sweet hand picked mud crab, cannot be topped in my opinion.

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Delicious seafood recipes as cooked by Peter Evans at the 2006 Darwin Seafood Festival

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Posted by DA5 • 6y ago • Report
This works well with prawns also
Posted by MA17 • 5y ago • Report
loved dish especially with mud crab does'nt have to be fresh
Posted by Sharon411 • 3y ago • Report
I cooked this dish and fed a group of 6 seasoned mud crab enthusiasts on a cold wintery day herein north Queensland when I had left over crab meat. Absolutely delicious, however missed out the borgata as didn't know what it was. So very difficult to find good mud crab recipes, this ones a keeper....we catch our own and therefore always fresh, so always looking.