Cook the linguine in lightly salted water with a touch of oil.(10 minutes).
In a frying pan saute the garlic, chilli, shallots, pepper and coriander root & stem in the butter, until golden.
Add the fish sauce and cook for about 10 seconds to release the flavour.
Add the stock & tomatoes and reduce until you have a sauce that will coat the pasta.
Toss the pasta with the sauce and add the crab meat and chopped coriander leaves.
Plate up into a bowl ang garnish with the corriander sprigs.
Don’t add any salt to the dish because the fish sauce is very salty.