Monday, 31 March 2014

Spaghetti with Prawns

(Serves 4)

Dried spaghetti (as much as you like usually allow 100g per person)
6 tbsp olive oil

  1. 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  2. 2 medium-hot red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  3. 10 vine-ripened tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  4. Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon, plus 2 tbsp lemon juice
  5. 300-400g cooked and peeled Atlantic prawns, thawed if frozen
  6. Handful of rocket leaves

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. 

  1. Add the spaghetti and cook according to pack instructions or until the pasta is al dente.
  1. Shortly before the spaghetti is ready, put the oil and garlic into a large deep frying pan
  2.  over a medium-high heat. As soon as the garlic starts to sizzle,
  1.  add the chillies and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and fry for a further minute.

  1.  Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, prawns and some seasoning and cook for about 2 minutes, until the prawns are heated through.
  1. Drain the spaghetti and add to the pan of prawns with the rocket and toss together well. 
  2. Divide between 4 warmed pasta bowls and serve.

Printable Recipe

 Prawn Pasta