Tuesday, 15 January 2013

homemade farfalle with prawns, courgette and white wine sauce.

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makes two portions.

for the homemade pasta
♥ 200g "0" grade flour
♥ 2 eggs
♥ a pinch of salt


for the dish
♥ 200g cooked prawns

♥ one medium courgette, sliced
♥ 100ml crème fraîche
♥ 50ml white wine
♥ 4 spring onions, chopped
♥ 50g butter
♥ 2 tsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

i got this recipe from a lovely pasta cookbook by jeni wright, which my grandparents bought alongside my pasta machine. i thought seeing as i'd like to make pasta bows, aka faralle, i should go with a dish that actually uses that kind of pasta. as i am told that different pasta holds sauces and flavours differently - is this true? either way this recipe was yummy - though i have adapted it a little. 

if you'd like to make the pasta yourself, you might want to read my first attempt at homemade pasta post in which i made linguine (ish). i then cut the pasta into little rectangles and pinched to form the bow - leaving to dry for about an hour. though i can't see a problem in using supermarket bought fresh or dry pasta - for which you will need around 60-80g each. 

for the pasta dish, i began by melting the butter and spring onions in a large pan on a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until softened. next i added in the courgettes for another 5 minutes and added in a little salt and black pepper too. pour over the wine and cover, simmering for a further 10 minutes. if you are using dry pasta, now would be a good time to put that on to boil. 

next, stir in the crème fraîche and allow to simmer and reduce for 10 minutes. once a golden colour, add in the prawns. this is the part where i put my fresh pasta on to boil, as it literally only takes about 3 minutes. once the prawns are heated through, drain the pasta and toss together. ta daa!

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely yummy! Added a dash of cream at the end. Served prawns in sauce over juicy steak for a delicious surf and turf. Will definetly make again, again....

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I always look for such creative and delicious recipes. I often do experiments with wine and fish, but I have never tried something like this. I will definitely try this recipe at my home. I hope my husband will like this dish.

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