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Prawn pasta

This is another of those very easy and OH so tasty pasta recipes that you can whip up in 20 minutes from start to finish. I love prawns and shrimps or almost anything seafood and this is one of my favourites. It does have wine in it but you can substitute the wine with verjuice for a non alcoholic version. It’s really simple to make and a perfect pasta recipe to serve at a dinner party or a summer lunch. (3 people)

What you need

Olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
Pinch paprika (about 1/4 teaspoon)
750g queen prawns shelled
120g butter (I know its a lot but it makes all the difference)
1/2 cup white wine or verjuice
Palm of chopped fresh parsley (about 3 tablespoons)
250g spaghetti
Salt and pepper

The process

Cook your pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water.

In a pan over a medium to hot heat add a good splash of olive oil or about 2 tablespoons. Add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes until they are starting to go transparent. Now add the garlic and paprika, stir and saute for another 1 minute being careful not to brown the garlic.

Add the prawns and toss them around for 2 minutes to cook a little, then add the butter and wine, cook until the butter has melted, add the parsley, season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer for another 2 minutes or so until the prawns have turned a nice pink and are cooked through. The sauce should thicken a little and become glossy.

Drain you pasta, place in a large serving bowl with the shrimp sauce poured over the top.

Serve this incredibly delicious prawn pasta with a simple green salad and crusty bread.

The recipe is a bit difficult to simply double up but if you are having a 6 people or so I would suggest you make the sauce in two separate pans, it just seems to work out better.

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