I don’t usually cook non tomato base pasta, I am not sure why, however, we ordered a delicious linguine pasta with garlic prawns and chili and had to try and replicate it at home.
The recipe below is from Jamie Oliver. I love his recipes and knew that I couldn’t go wrong!
Now the linguine with garlic prawns and chili, this recipe is for 2 people.
200g linguini, cooked as per packet instructions
200g of raw peeled king prawns
1 garlic clove
1 fresh chili
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Cook linguini in boiling salted water according to packet instruction. Stir occasionally to make sure none of the pasta is sticking together
Place frying pan on medium heat
Peel and slice the garlic. Halve, deseed and finely slice the chili. Chop parsley leaves finely and put aside
Add a splash of olive oil to the hot frying pan and add the garlic, chili, parsley and prawns. Fry everything together for a minute or two, stirring as you go
After about 3 to 5 minutes when the prawns are pink and cooked through, turn the heat off and drizzle over a splash of extra virgin olive oil
When linguini is cooked, scoop out of cupful of water to keep, and then drain in a colander
Add pasta to frying pan. Toss everything together and if the sauce is a bit thick, add a little of your reserved cooking water to thin it out slightly
Finish with drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and voila
It was absolutely delicious! I like my pasta spicier than most, so added more chili on my plate. ‘The Mother’ was impressed. He said it was marvelous (bit bias i know!) but he said that there weren’t enough prawns!
My brother, F, called whilst I was eating and wanted me to save him some! Sorry hun, will make you some next time! It was yummy though…