Pasta is a family favourite and all of us love to devour it in any shape, style and sauce. Back in India, my knowledge of cooking pasta dishes was minimal and it was typically called ‘white sauce pasta’ and ‘red sauce pasta’ – the Italian culinary terms were beyond me!
After coming down to Australia, I started preparing more styles of pasta dishes especially recipes which hardly uses any sauce at all. This recipe was such a find in a popular magazine out here. And like its name, the dish was simply fantastic, easy to prepare, light and delicious….…..the fresh crispness of the snow peas works wonderfully with the slightly spicy warm prawn flavour. A perfect winter-warmer!
Recipe courtesy – Woman’s Day Magazine
1. Penne– 500 gm
2. olive oil – as much as u want
3. garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
4. Prawns – 500 gm, deveined and cleaned well
5. snow peas – 100 gm, trimmed
6. sweet chilli sauce – 1 tsp
7. chilli flakes – 1 tsp
1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, drain and keep aside.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan on medium. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add prawns and cook, tossing, for 2-3 minutes, until they change colour.
3. Stir through snow peas and chilli sauce. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until heated through.
4. Add to pasta in pan, season to taste, add chilli flakes and toss to combine.
5. Add more olive oil to finish off.
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