Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Pasta with Prawns, Broccoli and Lemon Sauce

A neat little recipe, this, from the latest edition of the BBC Good Food magazine.  We don't eat a lot of prawns, and I had a small bag of cooked, peeled prawns lurking in the freezer, needing to be used.  But this was certainly a very nice way to eat them and super-quick too.  For 2 people, and at around 400 calories per portion, you need: 180g pasta of your choice, around 75g of cooked, peeled prawns (thawed), a small head of broccoli, cut into little florets, the zest and juice of half a lemon, a tablespoonful each of single cream and 0% fat Greek yoghurt, 10g of butter, and seasoning.  Whilst the pasta cooks, gather all your ingredients around you.  About 2 minutes before the pasta is done, throw in the broccoli and allow to cook for 2 minutes until still bright green and with a little crunch left.  Drain the pasta and broccoli, but not too well, so that a few tablespoons of cooking water remain.  Return to the hot pot, and quickly, over a low heat, add all the ingredients - try not to let it boil so the yoghurt and cream don't split, but let it get good and hot to heat the prawns.  Add some salt and black pepper to taste - I think it needs lots of pepper - and serve presto pronto, as our Delia says, on hot plates.  We'll have this again!

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