Sunday, March 7, 2010
Dinner: chilli prawn pasta with garden-fresh basil
Inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe in this month's Delicious Magazine, with a few twists of my own...
200g dried pasta (I used spaghetti. I LOVE spaghetti!)
8 green prawns, peeled and deveined
1/2 brown onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
1 medium red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
1/4 cup verjuice
1 large handful fresh basil (one of the few things surviving the pests in my garden this summer)
8 cherry or mini roma tomatoes
2 Tblspn olive oil
parmesan cheese, finely grated.
Brush tomatoes with a small amount of olive oil, place in a baking pan and roast in a cool (160 degree) oven for 40-50 minutes, until nicely caramelised.
Prepare pasta as per its cooking instructions
Sautee garlic, onion and chilli in remaining olive oil for 5 minutes. Add verjuice and simmer for 3 minutes. Add prawns and cook for a further 5 minutes, turning prawns as needed.
Divide pasta into serving plates. Pour on prawn/onion mix, place tomatoes and top with roughly torn basil.
Add pepper and parmesan to taste (some people think it is gauche to eat parmesan with seafood pasta, but I love it!).