Saturday, 12 March 2016

Dish #427 - Chilli Prawn Spaghetti

Chilli Prawn Spaghetti... a beautiful dish that not only looks good but also tastes awesome....


Fresh or Dried spaghetti - 250 gms
Olive oil - 4 tbsp
Garlic cloves - 2 - peeled and crushed
Chilli flakes - Dried - ½ tsp 
Prawns - 200 gms - shells removed and de-veined
Cherry Tomatoes - full or halved - 100 gms
Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
Basil - fresh - 1 handful or dried - 1 tsp
Thyme - fresh - 1 handful or fried - 1 tsp
Lemon -1/2 - juice only

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for about 3-4 minutes or according to packet instructions, until al dente, then drain.
Gently heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and leave to infuse with the oil for a few minutes over a low heat. Turn up the heat and add the prawns and the tomato paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they turn pink and are cooked through. Remove from the heat.
Add the cherry tomatoes, pasta, basil and lemon juice. Toss together, spoon onto 2-3 plates and serve immediately.

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