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    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Best Prawn Pasta - Quick and Easy

    I always like to keep Prawns in the freezer.
    Quick thaw and you have a meal that is quick and easy and luxurious.
    This dish is in 3 easy stages
    For 2 people 
    So for the Prawns
    First grab however many prawns you would like
    I like plenty!
    Thaw them
    2-3 Tablespoons Olive oil
    Zest of 1 lime
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    The Vege
    1 medium red onion finely chopped
    3 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
    2-3 tablespoons vinaigrette
    1-2 chilies finely chopped
    S & P

    The Pasta
    100 gms per person of penne or fusilli 
    whichever you have in the pantry

    Juice of the lime
    Handful Chopped Coriander
    Save a few leaves for garnish

    When the prawns are thawed
    Marinate them in the Olive oil S & P and lime zest
    In a gratin dish

    Season the onions, tomatoes, chili  and pour over the  vinaigrette
    Set aside

    Let the prawns and the tomatoes and onion marinate for about 30 minutes

    When you are ready
    Heat the oven to 210C

    Bring a pot of  salted water to the boil
    Add the pasta and cook for about 8 mins
    Meanwhile pop the prawns in the pre heated oven
    Cook for 6 minutes

    Remove from oven and set aside

    While the prawns and the pasta are cooking
    Place the Tomatoes and onions into a saute pan
    Just gently warm them through

    Now your 3 stages are ready

    Add  prawns juice and all to the tomato mix
    Add lime juice and chopped coriander
    Taste and check for seasoning and adjust if necessary

    Add Pasta
    Toss well
    Serve and garnish  with some extra coriander leaves
    and Voila

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