Wednesday, 30 January 2013

# 319 Spaghetti with prawns and bacon

This is a slightly modified version of a dish my mum served us when we visited her last Summer, hers was a lot more colourful than mine because she used a very fine, tricoloured spaghetti which I couldn't find in the supermarket but regular spaghetti works just as well.

The funny thing about this dish is that my mum had seen it being made on a cookery show and then adapted the recipe to her own taste and as I said mine has had a few changes too so quite possibly this recipe bears no resemblance to the original one at all!

Spaghetti with prawns and bacon

250g precooked and peeled defrosted prawns
6 bacon slices cut into strips
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 tub single or double cream
A few fresh coriander leaves
Olive oil

In a pan over a low heat drizzle a little olive oil, add the chili flakes and crushed garlic and let it soften for a couple of minutes before adding the strips of bacon. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes then add the prawns, coriander and cream and cook for only a couple of minutes more. Put the lid on the pan and remove from the heat.

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until it's al dente and drain. Put the heat on again under the pan with prawns, bacon and cream and when it's bubbling add the spaghetti mixing well.

Serve immediately with a lettuce salad.