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    Italian Spaghetti with Spicy Prawns

    This is a simple and quick recipe that I've made a few times, and the introduction of dried chillies into the dish makes it appealing the Thai tastes also. Quantities are good for 2 to people, depending on their appetites.

    The Ingredients:

    • 4 cloves of garlic
    • 2 dried red chilli
    • 1 lemon or several limes (squeeze the juice, and grate the zest)
    • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 500g dried spaghetti
    • olive oil
    • 500g raw fresh prawns, peeled, deveined, tails left intact
    • 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purée
    • 1 x 100g bag of wild rocket or try it with Thai basil



    Start by boiling a pan of salted water and add the spaghetti. When it's about 5 minutes from being cooked, put a couple of splashes of olive oil into a frying pan on a medium heat and add the garlic and dried chillies. When the garlic starts to turn golden, add the halved tomatoes and continue stirring for a couple of minutes.



    Then add the prawns, stirring for a minute until they start to turn pink.



    Then add the tomato puree, and some of the water from the spaghetti a little at a time to get the consistency of sauce that suits you Simmer for another couple of minutes.



    Drain the spaghetti and add the lemon or lime juice, then about half of the rocket/basil. I mix the pasta and sauce together in a large bowl, but the pasta saucepan would be OK if large enough.



    When serving, sprinkle the remaining rocket and lemon/lime zest over the top.


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    Very nice indeed - Will try this one. I might had a couple of mashed anchovies though for a bit of punch

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    Nice and simple.

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    ^ Lacks the avant garde qualities of Mc99s fare, I assume?

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    Looks good.

    So much better than that scottish spaghetti.

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    Bloody brilliant, cheers! (Very Italian in that only a few ingredients are used, respecting the produce, as they would say)

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    But ya missed the parmesan!

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    ^^Could not agree more. A nice glass of wine on the side and it wouldn't get much better than that. Absolutely brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    But ya missed the parmesan!
    No, deliberate. The lemon/lime juice, and particularly the zest sprinkled over lends itself to the prawn/chilli mix much better than cheese. Parmesan is best with meat based pastas.

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    I see what you mean. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ Lacks the avant garde qualities of Mc99s fare, I assume?

    Mc99's can do simple.
    Rat on a stick with shot meal deal is going gangbusters....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ Lacks the avant garde qualities of Mc99s fare, I assume?

    Mc99's can do simple.
    Rat on a stick with shot meal deal is going gangbusters....


    Great recipe, simple and quick, will definitely give it a go.

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