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Fresh Pasta with Prawns and Rocket Salad
Posted By Lesley On May 18, 2010 @ 4:31 pm In Blog | 3 Comments
Jamie Oliver’s “spaghetti con gamberetti e rucola” (Spaghetti with Prawns and Rocket) tastes divine, and we have it quite often, but I wanted to use the left over asparagus from the starter I’d made, which added a tasty crunch.
I also used the fresh pasta we’d bought as this has a much more absorbent and softer texture, making easier to pick up the delicate flavours of this dish.
I used a mixed salad (Baz calls it green stuff) with this dish, peppery baby leaf rocket, red cos, which is slightly bitter, but blends perfectly with the sweet nutty flavoured Batavia, and a little Mizuna which has a delicate mustard taste. I bought the salad separately but you should be able to buy it in mixed packets in the supermarket.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cooking Time 5-10 mins
Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a wok or frying pan
Add the chilli and garlic, stir fry for a few minutes
Add the prawns and cook for about a minute, no longer
Turn the heat up on the hot water to a rolling boil and drop in the spaghetti
Bring back to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 2-3 minutes
While the spaghetti is simmering, you can finish the sauce
Add the sun dried tomatoes, asparagus and white wine to the prawns, garlic and chilli, turn the heat down and simmer for two minutes
Drain the spaghetti and toss into the wok
Add the salad leaves and mix thoroughly, season with freshly ground black pepper
Serve with a few parmesan shavings on top, if preferred
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