Saturday, 9 April 2011

Prawn Pasta

You know the feeling when you are standing in front of your fridge and there isn't really anything in there that you want to eat?
I've been having that a lot lately. So earlier this week I decided to go back to basics and make a quick and simple pasta dish.
It's bursting with flavours and is simply perfect for a quick spring dinner (or so I think). You can throw it together in 15 minutes (10 if you're going for really thin pasta) and concentrate on your guests rather than the cooking part of the whole thing.
It's also a perfect comfort food for when all you want to do is watch some crappy TV in your favourite pair of sweats (wanna guess which of the two options I went for? :) )

Prawn Pasta
1 handfull Freshwater Prawns per person
1 tsp Lemon Zest per person
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice
Dried Pasta

Bring a large pot of water to the boil, then cook the pasta until it's done.
While the pasta is bubbling away, drain the prawns if they came in some brine. Grate the lemon zest if you haven't done so already.
Drain the pasta, pour it into a bowl, mix in some lemon juice and some olive oil. Then toss in the prawns.
Season with salt and pepper, then add the lemon zest.
Serve in a pretty bowl and let the flavours and colours make you feel better.

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