Prawn and Courgette Tagliatelli
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 2
Here’s another simple and delicious pasta meal that takes almost no time to prepare, this time featuring the humble prawn as the star ingredient.
3 tablespoons of olive oil
40g butter, cubed
120g prawns (king prawns are best: big and chunky is good!)
200g courgettes, either chopped or grated
2 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
The finely grated rind of a small lemon (unwaxed)
I red chilli (fresh), deseeded and finely chopped
200g dried tagliatelli
Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta as normal, in some lightly salted boiling water, till al dente.
While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large heavy based frying pan on a medium to high heat, adding the prawns, garlic, chilli and lemon rind when it’s hot. Season lightly and cook for a couple of minutes, till the prawns lose their translucent quality and turn a nice opaque pink.
Add the butter and courgettes, season and stir, cooking for about a minute, or two at the most. By now your pasta should be done, so drain off the cooking liquid.
Toss the pasta into the frying pan, and stir it all up, combining all the beautiful ingredients. Sniff and savour the briny smell of the sea and the pungent aromas of chilli and garlic!