Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Delicious Penne with Prawns

Delicious Penne with Prawns
A wonderfully light and delicious penne with prawns, wine, tomato & crème fraiche – a fantastic combination! 

Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

300g/10oz penne pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 lemon, juice only
1 small glass of wine
300ml fish stock
300g/10oz king prawns, cooked & peeled
3 tbsp crème fraiche
2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated (plus extra for serving)
1 bunch of basil


1.  Cook the penne as per packet instructions.

2.  In a large frying pan/wok heat the olive oil and add the onions, garlic, celery and carrot and cook until soft.

3.  Add the flour and stir into the softened vegetables.  Add the tomato puree, lemon juice, wine and reduce.  Add the fish stock, bring to the boil and reduce then pass the liquid through a sieve and return to the pan.

4.  Bring the sauce back to the boil and add the cooked prawns and the crème fraiche.  Add the penne and then stir in the parmesan and some basil leaves torn.

5.  Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan and basil, enjoy!


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