With the sun shinning last week, its easy to feel like summer might just be around the corner. I don’t know about you, but when summer’s here my whole appetite changes, its all about light, quick, easy dishes containing nice fresh ingredients. Nothing too heavy! Lots of lovely salads or BBQ food, or spaghetti! As i’m sure ive said before, i love pasta and spaghetti sooooo much. You can top it with anything and make the most wonderful dishes. This one is no exception!
This dish is perfect for an impromptu dinner with friends on a nice sunny evening. So here is what you will need
For a portion thats big enough for two you will need the following:
1 packed of pre cooked prawns
1 vegetable stock cube
Half a packet of pasta
Half a lemon
3 cloves of garlic (i like my food super garlicy so i use quite a bit!)
1 cup of frozen peas
1/3 of a pot of creme fresh
A splash of olive oil
Start by putting your spaghetti on. Grab a large pan and fill it with boiling water, your splash of olive oil and some salt, then shove in all your spaghetti.
Make sure your spaghetti is all in the water and then cover with a lid, leave this bubbling away for about 10mins, or as long as it says on the packet.
Next your going to start on your sauce. Peel and crush your garlic cloves and fry them on a medium to low heat with a little bit of olive oil to stop it sticking to the pan. Next grab your prawns and pop them in with the garlic. As these are pre cooked prawns they really don’t need long at all. Make sure they all get coated in your lovely cooked garlic, which should be smelling amazing by now!
Once they are all coated, check back on your spaghetti and give it a stir. Your now going to add your vegetable stock cube to the cooking pasta. If it seems like way too much water and the stock cube is too diluted then by all means add two. Once you’ve done that, pop the lid back on your pasta and let it carry on cooking.
Back to your prawns! Grab your creme fresh and add it all to the prawns, but add it slowly, stirring it continuously.
Once you’ve added it all, give it a good stir and again make sure all your prawns are coated. As it starts to warm up it should become less thick and more sauce-like.
Next, squeeze your half a lemon straight into the pan. This will really lighten the sauce and give it a nice fresh zing.
Now give your pasta another check and a quick stir, make sure its not all stuck together. Next what you want to do is grab yourself a cup of the vegetable stock water that the pasta is cooking in and add it to your prawn’s and sauce. Be careful when you do this, i 100% burnt my finger whilst trying to do it and take a photo!
Add this, little by little to your sauce just to give it some more flavour and thin it up slightly.
Once you’ve added all the water pop the lid back on your pasta which should be very nearly done by now.
Next, grab your peas and add them to your sauce just so they warm through. Make sure this is on a fairly low heat otherwise you will end up over cooking your prawns.
Mix it all together and your pretty much done! Drain your pasta, don’t worry about keeping the rest of the vegetable stock water, we don’t need any more of this.
Add your sauce and hey presto! Dinner is served!