Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Yummy lunch

I've just had the most yummy-scrummy lunch so I thought I'd post the recipe.

It's super easy and one of our favourite Saturday night dinners. It can literally be whipped up in about 10 minutes.

You need:

1 250g bag of frozen (but defrosted) prawns, or fresh prawns. Either cooked or uncooked.
2 sticks of celery (or a 50g bag of watercress, or 5 - 6 spring onions)
3 cloves of garlic
2 dried chillies (or 2 fresh, deseeded, large chillies, or one with seeds)
About 4tbsp olive oil
Spaghetti (I use the measurement of my thumb and middle finger to measure enough for 2)

This makes enough for 2 greedy hungry people.

  • Cook the spaghetti in boiling, salted water.

  • While that's cooking, fry your chopped celery in about half the oil until soft, then add the finely chopped garlic and chillies. (If using watercress, this only needs to go in at the last second after the prawns).

  • Cook for a further 2 minutes, then add the prawns. If using raw prawns, cook them until pink, or just heat through if using ready cooked ones.

  • Drain the spaghetti, then add the prawns to the pan, and the rest of the oil and toss.

Serve in warmed pasta bowls. Yum yum!

By the way, don't have this if you have a hot date because you will stink of garlic.


Marie said...

You do remember that prawns tread water near sewage pipes with their mouths open. Right? ;)

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Mmmmm....I LOVE garlic!

Aren't prawns related to cockroaches?

Nerissa said...

yum yum! Thanks for the tasty recipie. My husband likes lots of garlic too - not an issue :)