Thursday, 16 April 2015

king prawn, asparagus and broccoli pasta.

King Prawn Pasta Recipe
Summer Recipe Ideas

A simple and light recipe for a sunny evening. This week was the first time we ate outside in the garden, where we enjoyed this king prawn, asparagus and broccoli pasta dish. Made with wholemeal fusilli and a zesty chilli, lemon and garlic sauce, it was the perfect healthy recipe to start the Spring. Plus asparagus is finally coming into season - yay!



Shopping list.
(Serves two)
♥ 120g wholemeal fusilli
♥ 8-10 asparagus spears, chopped into 2 inch pieces
♥ Half a head of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
♥ One lemon
♥ One garlic clove, finely chopped
♥ 2 tsp red chillies (I use Very Lazy but you could chop up a fresh one)
♥ 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
♥ 25ml olive oil
♥ 20-25 cooked king prawns
♥ Salt and pepper to season


Step one. Begin by setting your pasta to boil in salted water on a medium heat. Usually this is around 10-12 minutes according to packet instructions.



Step two. After about 5 minutes, start boiling your vegetables in a separate saucepan. These will take 5 minutes to cook.

Step three. Meanwhile, make your dressing by mixing together the garlic, lemon chilli, mustard, olive oil and seasoning. I like to use a pestle and mortar and crunchy sea salt to get it going.


Step four. When the pasta and veg are cooked, drain and stir together and add the prawns.


Step five. Lastly stir through the olive oil dressing. Add extra salt, pepper, lemon or chilli for extra taste, heat or zing!


Serve up with a cold glass of wine in the sun!


What meals have you been enjoying in the sun? Do you have a favourite Spring or Summer recipe?

9 comments:

  1. Man I love prawns in pasta. If my boyfriend ate seafood like I did, this would be perfect! Also looks so easy and quick! Perfect for weeknights :)
    It's winter here for us now but I reckon this would still go down really well. Sometimes heavy winter food is a pain.

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    1. Glad you like! Maybe one for when he's out - my boyfriend doesn't like avocado so I'm always on it for meals for one xx

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  2. This looks so good Emily! Is it weird that I've never tried asparagus before? This seems like a great chance to give it a go though. x

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    1. Ooh you must especially as it's in season. Got to be up there as one of my top 3 veg xx

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  3. I love the flavours you have used - prawns, asparagus, lemon, garlic, chilli... yes please! So delicious!

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  4. OMG Emily this looks wonderful- I've printed this off and added to my pile of recipes for meal planning!!! Love the new blog design too x

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    1. Thanks so much! Please send a pic if you do :) Pleased you like the design too xx

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  5. Top marks for this recipe. Tastes superb. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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