Spaghetti with Sweet Chilli Prawns

This morning I was back on Ireland AM cooking up a quick supper option. I get so many requests for recipes that are quick and easy to prepare so I thought I would dedicate my slot this morning to something of that nature.

Hope you have fun trying out the recipe!

Here’s a video link if you need a little tutorial!

Spaghetti with Sweet Chilli Prawns

People often wonder about how to properly cook prawns and in this simple recipe I will show you how to serve prawns as either a delicious starter or main course.

10oz/300g dried/fresh spaghetti
1lb/450g cooked prawns (or less if desired)
½ red chilli-diced
½ courgette-diced
1 stick celery-sliced
1 red onion-diced
3oz/75g mixed wild mushrooms-torn roughly
4 tablespoons sweet chilli jam
2 tablespoon crème fraiche
1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley/coriander-torn roughly
Juice of ½ lemon
Parmesan cheese to serve-optional

Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions in boiling salted water and then strain it through a sieve and leave the cold water running on it so as to refresh it (cool it down)
Meanwhile peel and devein the prawns and retain in the fridge until required.

Heat a wide based sauté pan with a little oil or butter.
Add in the diced red onion, chilli, celery & courgette together with the sliced mushrooms and sauté gently until the vegetables are softly cooked.
Increase the heat on the pan and add a little oil as required.
Add in the prawns and heat quickly for about 2-3 minutes.
Pour in the lemon juice .
Next pour in the crème fraiche and chili jam and allow these to coat the vegetables and prawns.
Mix in the cooked spaghetti and mix together to bind all ingredients together.

Tear in the fresh herbs and if desired serve with grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
Garlic bread is a wonderful accompaniment to this
(Why not butter a slice of white bread with a little garlic butter and stick it in under the grill)

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