09/01/2014

Cooking Made Easy: Pasta with Garlic Prawns


Don't ask me why but I have never cooked with prawns before. I have been eating them a few times and I always thought that recipes including prawns look super delicious but I really never bought or cooked with them. When shopping for the week however I saw them at the supermarket and funnily enough it was at the same supermarket where I saw a garlic prawn pasta instant meal. I thought that it can't be too hard to find a yummy recipe to make my own (way more yummy and healthy) meal so I got the prawns instead of the instant meal (here we go New Year's resolutions!). The following recipe is a mixture of recipes that I found on the Internet plus the way how I proceeded for myself.

What you'll need for 2:
- 250g spaghetti
- 200g prawns
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 4 garlic cloves
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- parsley (and other matching herbs like dill or chives)


How to proceed:
1. Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water.
2. Meanwhile cook the prawns in a large pan with some olive oil and flavour them with salt and pepper. After a few minutes add more oil and the crushed garlic. Last add the lemon juice, tomatoes and herbs.
3. After a few minutes add the pasta and stir well.
4. Use some more herbs to garnish and serve immediately.
5. Enjoy!


I think the pasta was really yummy even though I didn't use enough lemon juice and olive oil. These are the two ingredients you may have to experiment with to your liking. Of course you can also replace the lemon juice with white wine!
Have you been cooking with prawns a lot? What is your favourite prawn dish?

27 comments:

  1. gnam gnam looks so tasty ^^
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  2. This looks absolutely scrumptious! I'll definitely want to make some soon :)
    xo TJ

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    1. I've been totally craving shrimp and pasta! Maybe add a little cream to the sauce... mmmm
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  3. I'm like you I never tried cooking prawns ! Shouldn't be so delicious, or at least it doesn't seem to :)
    I will happily try your recipe Carmen !

    Xoxo,
    Lorna

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  4. Is almost dinner time and Im craving for it. You have been good, looks very tasty. Love pasta with prawns, here where I live we use to eat it often!:) Kisses! xo

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  5. i'm so impressed with your cooking skills <3 especially when I'm the person that is like "oh wow i made scrambled eggs i'm god"
    you made me hungry as always!

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  6. carmen..this is a great pasta!!i love prawns and i eat this delicious dish very often
    kisses

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  7. that pasta dish looks awesome Carmen. we call them shrimp here in New Orleans. i'm always fixing a jambalaya. i love pasta though. will have to try your recipe. DE-LISH!
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  8. Oooooh that looks so good. I love the cut up tomatoes! Great recipe, carmen!

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  9. Das sieht unglaublich gut aus! Yummy <3

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  10. Oh, das sieht sehr gut aus! Danke dafür <3.

    Liebste Grüße,
    Vanessa von Vaneshion

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  11. Sieht super lecker aus, für mich würde ich nur den Knoblauch weglassen, den mag ich nicht so :)

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  12. omg this is really healthy and looks super delicious! I have to make pasta tomorrow night for dinner ;)

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  13. That looks delicious! I'll try to make it and let's see what happens..

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  14. Looks so delicious. I love prawns in pasta with tomato sauce. Well done.

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  15. It looks very delicious! I'll carry this image in my mind all day long... Yum!

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  16. This looks delicious!!! :)

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  17. Great post ;)
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  18. Delicious. One of my favourites, I'd love this.

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  19. Hihi jetzt wo Du es sagst, ich glaube ich hab auch noch nie Prawns gemacht! Obwohl ich sie immer gerne esse! Sieht mega mega lecker aus! Ich hab gerade mega hunger und Deine Bilder lassen mir das Wasser im Mund zusammen laufen! Muss ich unbedingt mal nachkochen!

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  20. I love pasta ! It looks delicious :)

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  21. love it! it's my fav dish with pasta :)
    kisses x
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  22. yummy!!! king prawns and fresh tomatoes is one of my favourite pasta sauces, I like to add a bit of chili too, if you like spicy food of course :) xx

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