Wednesday 24 November 2010

Fastish Food: Crab Spaghetti with Beaujolais

Beaujolais is a beautiful, jolly name and nowadays one of the most reliable of all the French regions. They make wines here for most occasions and best of all they're delicious to drink with and without food.

Tonight's choice came from the region's latest 'best ever vintage', 2009. Hot on the heels of the many other 'vintages of the century' the region claims to have been blessed with of late. This time though, the hype maybe right because every wine I've tried from 2009 has been delicious. This was too and went unexpectedly well with my latest 'Fastish Food' invention... crab spaghetti.

While the spaghetti's boiling fry a clove of garlic and a chili in olive oil for a few minutes.

Loosen up a few tablespoons of tomato puree with water then pop it in the pan with the garlic and chili. Fry briefly then add in sliced asparagus tips. Cook a few minutes more pour in a small tub of double cream.

Boil till it thickens add a tub of mixed white and brown crab meat.

I spied some left over Russian vodka so popped a drop of that in too.

Heat through and season. By now the spaghetti should be cooked, drain and mix with the crab sauce. That's it. Ten minutes start to finish. Seriously tasty.

Beaujolais-Villages, Louis Jadot 2009. Currently on offer in Waitrose @ £6.99 a bottle. Bargain.

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