Meals and Courses

  • 100 g (3½ oz) orzo pasta
  • 400 g (13 oz) white cooked crab meat
  • 200 g (7 oz) cherry tomatoes
  • 125 g (4 oz) rocket
  • rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon small capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) Mayonnaise (see page 12)
  • 1 marinated red pepper
  • 1 long red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Cook the orzo in a large pan of boiling water according to the instructions on the packet. Refresh and reserve.

Make the chilli mayonnaise. Put the mayonnaise, red pepper and red chilli in a food processor or blender and whiz until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and lemon juice.

Combine the crab and orzo in a large salad bowl. Halve the tomatoes and add them to the bowl with the rocket, lemon rind, parsley and capers and mix carefully. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and the oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a dollop of the chilli mayonnaise.

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