ITALIAN SPAGHETTI WITH PRAWNS

15 Aug

ITALIAN  SPAGHETTI  WITH  PRAWNS

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SERVES 6

COOKING TIME : 15 MINTS

A very quick, light healthy pasta dish, that’s easier to cook at the early morning rush hour or as a takeout, to eat outdoors at a picnic. Tastes good even cold.

Shrimp / prawn is an unusual source of the xanthophyll carotenoid called astaxanthin. It’s also an excellent source of protein and selenium. This shellfish is a very good source of heart-healthy vitamin B12 and a good source of energy-promoting iron, phosphorus, and niacin; anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids; immune-supportive zinc; and bone-healthy copper and magnesium.

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Ingredients :-

  • 500g  spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 medium-hot red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 large  tomatoes, chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon, plus 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 500grms fresh tiger prawns, thawed if frozen
  • fresh parsley/ coriander leaves  for garnish

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METHOD:-

Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente . Drain and keep aside. While the pasta is cooking, take a frying pan and heat the oil. Add the garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes or until prawns curl and change pinkish in colour. Add the finely chopped tomato and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until tender. Scoop out a small cupful of the pasta water/ normal water and add it to the prawns with the tomato puré. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until sauce reduces by half.  Stir and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the zest of one lemon and juice. Tip the spaghetti into the pan of sauce,  toss the chopped coriander and mix well. If the sauce is a bit thick, add a splash of  water to loosen it . Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with more fresh parsley and serve. 

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I’m entering this recipe into the Tinned Tomatoes Pasta Please challenge which for February is hosted by the Feeding Boys blog.

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One Response to “ITALIAN SPAGHETTI WITH PRAWNS”

  1. Katie Bryson (@cookingkt) February 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    What a fresh and delicious sounding recipe with lots of lively flavours – I’ll definitely be giving it a whirl! Thanks for sharing your dish with us on this month’s Pasta Please.

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