Pasta with Prawns and Red Peppers
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Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 6
  • Prawns - as many as you would use (normally 6 in each portion)
  • 500g fetuccini
  • 30ml (2Tbl) olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 15-20ml (3-4tsp) chilli sauce
  • 60ml (1/4cup) tomato paste
  • 625ml ( 2½ cups) cream
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 250ml (1 cup) vegetable stock (water mixed with 1 tsp vegetable stock powder)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Par boil the prawns so that they are firm and slightly undercooked. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil and add chopped onions and cook until soft
  3. Add sliced red pepper and garlic and soften
  4. Add chili sauce and tomato paste . Test your chili sauce before adding too much. Its better to start off with half the quantity and add more later if you dont want it too hot.
  5. Add vegetable stock.
  6. Add the milk and cream, adjust to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Add the prawns just before serving and half the basil.
  8. Decorate with remaining basil leaves.
  9. Serve with crusty bread and parmesan shavings.
Recipe by Shades of Cinnamon at