Sunday, March 12, 2006

Pasta with garlic prawns

Today the temperature soared to 37 degrees so needed to whip up something quick for dinner, no slaving over a hot stove tonight. Whipped up this simple pasta dish from the Delicious 2006 diary, very, very tasty version of garlic prawns, the lemon juice & capers really lifted the flavour. Now I’m upstairs sweating over the computer in the hottest room of the house, I must be crazy.

Pasta with Garlic Prawns

500g pasta (short pasta recommended though I used spaghetti)
1 tblspn olive oil, plus extra to toss
3 garlic cloves, crushed
20 green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
¼ teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
2 tblspns chopped fresh parsley
juice & zest of 1 large lemon
1 cup (250ml) white wine
100g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1 tbspn baby capers, drained

Cook the pasta until al dente, drain, return to the pan & toss with a little olive oil, set aside & keep warm.

Place remaining oil & garlic in a frypan & heat gently over low heat. When the oil is hot, add the prawns, chilli & half the parsley, increase heat to high & cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the prawns & set aside, then add the lemon juice & wine to the pan & allow to bubble & reduce for 2 minutes. Briefly stir in the cold butter, lemon zest & capers until you have a smooth sauce. Return the prawns to the pan to heat through, then add the pasta. Toss together & serve garnished with remaining parsley.


plum said...

Yeah, you must be crazy, have you seen how many posts you have written in the last few of days? I'd be dipping back in that pool if I could!! Seriously, I should go write a post of my own instead of commenting. But it is just too hot ...

Reb said...

That looks truly yummy. Gives me inspiration for dinner tonight!

Ange said...

Plum - Well after going away last weekend & a busy weekend I was looking fwd to getting back in the kitchen again this weekend!