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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spaghetti With Creamy Garlic Prawns

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This one is for the serious aromatic lovers - garlic, leek and parsley- this recipe has it all in generous portions.

I am thankful that I am not allergic to to any of the aromatic vegetables. I have a colleague in Italy who is allergic to garlic and I don't know how he overcome meal time challenges at one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. I imagine it to be pure torture.
I am also fortunate that I happen to love the distinctively pungent aromas of wonderful herbs and vegetables such as garlic, parsley, coriander, celery etc. I well up in frustration when friends I dine with reject herbs with a strong smell. I try hard to be tolerant but it will always remain beyond my comprehension.

In a world laden with processed food and additives, garlics boost our immunity and minimise heart ailments. Leek on the other hand,is a great source of fibre and has laxative, antiseptic and anti-arthritic properties.


Cooking a recipe like this will have all your neighbours thinking that you are a great cook. The aroma is intoxicating and evokes imagery of sizzling gourmet food. It doesn't hurt when the recipe is really easy to manage.
So who's afraid of the aromatics???

Spaghetti With Creamy Garlic Prawns

2 tbsp Olive oil
16 Raw medium size prawns, shelled and deveined
30g Leek chopped
40g Garlic, minced
1/2tsp Chilli flakes
125ml Dry white wine
50ml Cream
250g Spaghetti
3 tbsp Chopped flat leave parsley

Method :

1. Season prawns with salt. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and prawns to the pan and cook at high heat for 2-3 mins or until cooked. Remove from the pan, cover and keep warm.

2. Start cooking pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water until al dente. (I used tagliatelle which required me to cook for 12mins hence I start early here)

3.Heat the remaining oil in the same pan, add the leek and cook, stirring over medium heat for 2-3 mins or until softened. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and stir for 1 mins.

4. Pour in the wine and simmer for 4 mins or until reduced. Add the cream and simmer for 3 mins or until just thickened.

5. The pasta should be ready and drained by now.

6. Stir parsley into the sauce and season with salt to taste. Return drained pasta into the pan and stir to coat.

7. Divide among serving bowls and top with prawns.


Edith said...

I love all except spring onions. I know it is silly but somehow my taste bud couldn't accept that. :(

Natasha said...

That sounds and looks delish! Poor italian colleague! That is a torture when you can not have any garlic.
Shrimps look so appetizing! Are your bowls metal or ceramic? They are lovely

Cass @ 揾到食 said...


Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Natasha - these are metal bowls. Pewter, to be exact.

hanushi said...

I am hungry after looking at the photos! :D

Nitha said...

Lovely clicks...

Lee said...

The combination is great. Beautiful great photos too

tigerfish said...

Need I say more? I am already intoxicated!

Aromatically delicious! :)

Mel said...

This dish absolutely looks real delicious! I am going to bookmark this to my list!

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious, that bowl is too small, not enough to feed boys, or me! lol!

MyFudo™ said...

Have to try this...I am craving for the garlic flavor ever since i have seen your post. Yum!

Sherleen.T said...

i like herbs, just except one:
元荽...cannot help, i just cannot accept it...:)
your spaghetti looks so tempting, 1 bowl is definitely not enough for me...:p

daphne said...

50 ml of cream isn't a lot so I bet this taste light and fresh at the same time with the prawns!

Deb said...

I would be lost without herbs to cook with! My parsley, sage and thyme survived our mild winter and my neglectful care. This a sumptuous recipe worthy of snipping those tender green leaves!

Noob Cook said...

wah your bowl is so cute :p your neighbours no need to think you are good cook, they can confirm coz u r keke

Unknown said...

look so delish, gotta try this :)

Juicer said...

this looks beautiful and I know it tastes great!

mycookinghut said...

Looks delightful and delicious!!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Hi there, I've visited your blog b4 but I think this is my 1st time leaving a message here. I can't remember anymore. I'll definitely try to make this in the future as both my children love pasta very much! I have just become your latest follower & will come to visit you more often in the future to get more ideas abt cooking & photo taking. Love the ways you as to how you take photos of the food. Get to know you via my blogger friend. Cheers

Alice said...

my kids love pasta
i always run out of idea in terms of variety evrytime i cook pasta
thks for sharing
i have one more idea now :)

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Super combination and flavour is so good and it is very tasty recipe.
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Seafood Recipe said...

Super combination and flavour is so good and it is very tasty recipe.
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