Jim’s prawn linguine

Jim's prawn linguine
Jim’s prawn linguine

I’ve chosen this recipe for my first post as it sums up what I’m hoping to achieve in this blog. It’s super-tasty and can be knocked up in next to no time. What more could you ask for?

After making Jim’s prawn linguine tonight, I had to ask myself why we don’t have it more often. Perfect al dente pasta combined with juicy prawns, peppery rocket and a delicious, zesty sauce is my idea of heaven on a plate. I should add that this view wasn’t shared by my toddler, who lapped up the linguine and sauce (minus the chilli) but didn’t go to great lengths to hide his disgust with the prawns and the capers. You can’t please everyone I guess.

As the name denotes, this take on the Italian dish linguine ai gamberi is my husband’s recipe rather than my own. Several years ago when we lived in different parts of the country, I would ask him to prepare this for me whenever I visited. I think it will always remind me of those cherished meetups. <3

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Jim's prawn linguine
Jim's prawn linguine
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Ingredients
Jim's prawn linguine
Instructions
  1. Bring a medium-sized saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the linguine and simmer for the amount of time indicated on the packet (usually 10-12 minutes).
  2. While the pasta is simmering, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil is hot, add the prawns and fry for 2 minutes, turning the prawns occasionally so that they're evenly cooked.
  3. Add the garlic to the frying pan and fry for another minute.
  4. Add the wine and the juice of the lemon half and bring quickly to the boil.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes. Squash the tomatoes with the back of a spoon as you bring the sauce back up to the boil.
  6. Add the capers, the chilli and a good pinch of salt. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  7. Add the drained linguine and stir until the pasta is thoroughly coated with the sauce.
  8. Arrange the pasta on plates and spoon over any leftover sauce from the frying pan. Then sprinkle over the rocket.
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