Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Pasta with Prawns and Smoked Salmon

Sometimes, you just want pasta..... and I find on cold days the craving for pasta is even greater....

Here is a delicious comfort food dish I like to throw together and it includes my favourite seafood - prawns and smoked salmon - and of course a hint of chilli to warm you up from the inside!
This is a quick and easy pasta dish made with simple ingredients which you can easily have lurking in your pantry, fridge and freezer.
Takes no time at all...  the time it takes to cook the pasta the dish is made... basically within 30 minutes you are eating.  Serves two.

Ingredients:
200g x raw peeled king prawns
100g x smoked salmon
1 x leek or couple spring onions
4 x vine ripened tomatoes
4 tablespoons x pasta sauce arrabbiata
3 tablespoons x double cream
Fresh Basil leaves
2-3 x cloves garlic
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Egg spaghetti

Method:

Cook the pasta in salted water with a dash of olive oil.







Whilst your pasta is cooking, into a fry pan, splash approximately 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add chopped leek, saute a minute or two, then add quartered tomatoes.  Saute for a few more minutes, add the pasta sauce, and allow to simmer.




When the pasta is close to al dente, add the cream and prawns to the sauce, stir so prawns cook evenly, but gently.






When the prawns start changing colour add the smoked salmon and basil.



Stir through, remove from heat.

Strain your pasta, and dish up with grated parmesan, if you like.
Bon appetit!