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Fettuccine in a Vodka Tomato Sauce with Olives, Crab, Cannellini Beans and Kale

This recipe started off as a "what am I going to make for dinner?" question. We've all been there, busy weeknight and you're craving pasta. I could eat pasta everyday!

I grabbed a can of Cannellini beans, canned lump crab meat and the rest is history. Having these simple pantry staples to hand means you could make a very fast and nutritious meal in no time. This recipe is quick, easy and delicious. You can whip up the sauce in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Drain, add sauce, toss and serve!

Fettuccine in a Vodka Tomato Sauce with Olives, Crab, Cannellini beans and Kale

Serves 4-6

500 g. dry fettuccine pasta

60 ml.of extra virgin olive oil

1 can of Cannellini beans undrained (the liquid is needed to cook the kale and will also thicken the sauce beautifully)

2 cans lump crab meat (170g. each drained)

1 can peeled whole tomatoes (crush by hand)

200 g. package of curly kale

1tbsp. tomato paste (double concentrate)

2 red chillies seeded and chopped or 1 tsp. dry chilli flakes

120 ml. fresh double cream

70 ml. of good quality Vodka (don't substitute the cheap stuff)

4 large garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped

60 g.(a handfull) of pitted Kalamata olives roughly chopped