Spaghetti, roasted garlic, chilli and chopped prawns

Spaghetti, roasted garlic, chilli and chopped prawns. Photograph: Alan Betson

Spaghetti, roasted garlic, chilli and chopped prawns. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 250g spaghetti
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled, very finely and evenly sliced
  • A pinch of dried chilli flakes (more if you like it spicy)
  • A knob of chilled butter
  • 150g packet of cooked shelled prawns, roughly chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2tbsp grated Parmesan

Method

1 Put the spaghetti into a pot of salted boiling water. 

2 While it’s cooking, put the oil and the garlic into a large frying pan or wok and cook gently over a low heat for two to three minutes, until it’s evenly golden.

3 Add the chilli flakes and cold butter, swirl, then remove from the heat, this will prevent the garlic from getting too dark.

4 Add the prawns and lemon juice.

5 When the spaghetti is cooked, strain but keep a few spoonfuls of the cooking water, then add them to the prawn and garlic mix.   

6 Season and mix together well.

7 Serve in warm bowls with the Parmesan on top.