Saturday 31 August 2013

Saturday Supper - Prawn and Courgette Linguine

This recipe (another one from a supermarket magazine) is super fast to make, and delicious:

Prawn and Courgette Linguine
375g linguine
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 courgette
6 tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato purée
pinch of chilli flakes
2 x 145g packs cooked, peeled king prawns
Fresh basil leaves

Cook 375g linguine in boiling water for 12 mins, until tender.

Meanwhile, heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped, and 1 courgette, finely chopped, and cook for 2 mins.

Add 6 tomatoes, chopped and diced, 1 tbsp tomato purée, a pinch of chilli flakes and some of the pasta cooking water, then cook on a gentle heat for 5 mins.

Add 2 x 145g packs cooked, peeled king prawns and stir to heat through.

Drain the pasta and toss in the sauce.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Things I do: absolutely nothing different, it's most unlike me not to tinker a bit. You could use frozen and then defrosted prawns of course, and if you don't like chilli then leave it out. The little pinch just gives a tiny kick but I'm sure the dish wouldn't suffer without it. I made the full amount by the way and it all went, between two of us. OINK!




  1. Sounds delicious! Off to google courgette...

  2. njami, njami....thanks for recepie
    have a lovly day
    hugs Tamara

  3. Good morning Di

    I am going to be writing this one down for sure .. .. especially as we have a glut of courgettes and tomatoes at the moment!!

    I bet this will be cooked here before the week is out!

    Thanks for that Di.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Oh yes, this is one I can definitely eat - no sugar! They say you eat with your eyes and this dish proves it for me ... the colours, the textures and the basil leaves make it look so tasty. Not a bit surprised you two ate the lot :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  5. Oh good grief Di - I saw this pic on my Bloglovin email and knew it was yours even before I read it!!! This looks soooo delish! I have written it down so that I can have a go at it myself!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  6. thanks for sharing I need this I am a disaster in the kitchen
    1st time visiting you
    bye for now bibiana


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