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prawns and basil with pasta

we were very tired last night, and not very hungry as we had lunched out after a long and intensive meeting with a prospective client.  So I opened the fridge, and surveyed the contents, and this is what I came up with.

I often think that these "scratch" meals are the best of all.

slice one courgette into matchsticks.  Ditto the remains of a bunch of spring onions, and a rather elderly red pepper.

put some pasta on to cook - we had some fairly spiffy long curly spaghetti; rather as though someone had taken fusilli and stretched it.

the sauce will take about 6-7 minutes to cook, but there's some prep time of course.

heat some olive oil in a frying pan, and slice one courgette into matchsticks.  Ditto the remains of a bunch of spring onions, and a rather elderly red pepper. Dump these into the pan and stir them about a bit.  Then add prawns, the juice of a lemon, and a lot of black pepper.  Just before serving, stir in some fresh basil.

it was lovely - light and simple and quick.  Recommended.

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posted by ramtops on 03 Mar 06 - 5302 views

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