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    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Prawn and Courgette Linguine

    There is TV programme called the Best In Australia and there are some cracker dishes on it. I particularly liked the look of this and it was delicious
    It may seem like a bit of a drag stirring the courgettes but its worth it.
    Ben O’Donoghue was the architect of this recipe.
    I think this could be a good balanced dish for kids they will barely notice the vege.

    Courgette and Prawn Linguine
    500 gms Linguine
    500 gms Prawns cooked and chopped
    3 medium Courgettes
    2 cloves garlic finely chopped
    1 dried birds eye chili chopped (or good pinch dried chili flakes)
    2 medium peeled plum tomatoes,  chopped
    1 tsp rosemary finely chopped
    4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    280 mls water
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    The idea is of this dish is to cook the courgettes slowly to enrich their flavour.
    It will take about 10-15 minutes...persevere it's worth

    Wash, halve and chunk chop your courgettes

    Gently heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a pan
    Add courgettes
    Gently fry until they become just golden on the edges not too much colour
    Season with salt and pepper
    Add a splash of water about ¼ cup
    Allow this to evaporate while stirring and mashing the courgette

    When the liquid has evaporated fry about another minute
    then add more water and repeat the procedure
    When the courgettes are soft and pliable
    Add chopped garlic and chili
    Cook for another minute or two
    Add the chopped prawn meat and mix well
    Add tomatoes and rosemary
    Slowly fry for another 5 minutes
    Make sure it doesn’t catch on the bottom
    Season again... the tomatoes will lift the acidity and more salt is necessary.

    Meanwhile cook the pasta in a large pot of well salted boiling water as per manufactures instructions

    Just before you drain the pasta,
    finish the sauce with the remainder of the olive oil
    Take the pasta out of the water and add to the sauce
    It’s important to note not to drain your pasta completely as a little pasta water will help loosen the sauce and help it coat the pasta

    Not too wet though… this is not soup that you making!

    1 comment:

    katiez said...

    What an interesting way to cook courgette! I have to give this a try.... Looks wonderful.