Monday, May 14, 2012

Angel-hair pasta with prawns, tomatoes and basil recipe

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The home of tasty food recipes invites you to try Angel-hair pasta with prawns, tomatoes and basil recipe. Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Angel-hair pasta with prawns, tomatoes and basil. 

Use the freshest ingredients to create this sensational prawn pasta masterpiece for a quick weeknight meal.

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes 

Ingredients (serves 4)

20 medium green king prawns
2 tbs olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
275g cherry truss tomatoes, halved
1 cup basil leaves or rocket
1 long red chilli, seeded, thinly sliced
1 lemon, zested, juiced
400g dried capellini (angel-hair pasta)
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle


Peel and clean prawns, then cut into thirds.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 4 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add prawns, celery, tomatoes, half the basil, chilli, lemon zest and juice, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until prawns are just cooked. Season with salt and pepper, then remove pan from heat.

Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and reserve 2 tbs cooking water.

Add pasta to prawn mixture and place over medium–high heat. Add reserved cooking water and cook, tossing, for 3 minutes or until warmed through and well combined.

Divide pasta among warmed bowls, top with remaining basil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately. 


Tip: You can substitute spaghettini or spaghetti for the capellini.

Variation: Substitute scallops for the prawns.

MasterChef - October 2010, Page 46
Recipe by Dominic Smith

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