This is a great pasta dish to cook for friends on a cool winter’s night or a sunny summer’s day for lunch. It is hearty and delicious.
200 grams spaghettini
40 grams of salty butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1/2 kilo prawns, peeled (leave on the tails), and cleaned
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup of flat parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1- Cook the pasta in a large sauce pan of boiling salted water until al dente.
2- While the pasta is cooking heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil and cook until the butter has melted.
3- Add the garlic, the chilli, the lemon zest, and a pinch of salt and cook for 2 minutes.
4- Add the prawns and cook for 3 minutes until the prawns are tender. Stir them to cover with the sauce.
5- Drain the pasta and add it to the prawn mixture. Add the lemon juice, the parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
6- Drizzle some olive oil on top of each serving.
- Cook the garlic until it is just soft, but not brown. If the garlic is brown it will taste bitter.
- You can also add a mixture of chives and Italian parsley finely chopped to the pasta.