Red Chilli & Prawn Spaghetti


2 dried red chillies
Handful coriander
White onion
2 cloves garlic
2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
400g king prawns
1 lemon
1kg spaghetti/tagliatelle
Fresh rocket
Tomato purée

To prepare

Crush dried chillies, coriander and mix with olive oil in a small bowl. Leave the tails on prawns and marinate in the mixture for 20 mins.

Put large pan of salted water on to boil. Once boiling add the pasta and cook to taste.

Finely chop onion and garlic and halve cherry tomatoes. Add a few lugs of olive oil to medium heated pan and add the onion and garlic.

Fry until golden then add the cherry tomatoes. Keep on medium heat. Once the tomatoes have reduced add the marinating prawns with the chill and coriander mixture.

Grate the zest of lemon and add to the pan. Cut and juice the rest and set aside. Season with salt and pepper.

Once pasta has boiled scoop a table spoon of water out and mix with tomato purée and add this to the prawns. Strain the pasta and toss with olive oil.

Scoop pasta out of colander and mix into pan with prawns which will have slowly thickened. Add the juice of the lemon and handful of fresh rocket.

Taste and divide the pasta between plates. Season with salt and pepper.


Elena xxx

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