Last Minute Dinner

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Tuesday’s total page views (sorry I forgot to list this yesterday!): 138

Yesterday’s total page views: 144


I took some prawns out of the freezer this morning with absolutely no idea what I was going to do with them. I had made my ‘paelotto’ earlier this week so that was out and, although N could eat it every day, to be honest I’m a bit bored of stir fry. I pondered all day – in between actually seeing patients of course. And then the flavours came to me. I could taste them. Onions and garlic in a silky sauce with earthy mushrooms, succulent baby prawns and fresh tomatoes. All tossed in al dente spaghetti. My mouth was watering all day. I had high expectations from this dish and trust me it didn’t disappoint. 

Easy weekday spaghetti 
(Serves 2 | total prep and cooking time 20-30 mins) 

Ingredients
– 120-150g spaghetti
– 1 small onion – finely chopped
– 3 garlic cloves – finely chopped 
– 1 pack of cooked prawns 
– 6-7 mushrooms – sliced 
– 2 tomatoes – chopped 
– Mixed Italian herbs or parsley
– 100ml chicken stock 
– Black pepper
– Squeeze of lemon juice 

Method
– Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside
– Fry the onion and garlic until soft and golden 
– Add the mushrooms and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
– Add the prawns and herbs and stir. Fry for 2-3 mins 
– Pour in the stock and simmer until the sauce has thickened 
– Add the spaghetti and toss through 
– Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and black pepper

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