Garlic Prawn Bruschetta Pasta
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
This pasta is as fresh as a dewy morning in Tuscany, the sun rising over rolling fields of the ripest tomatoes, the sweet call of birds beckoning in a new and glorious basil-scented dawn. We've gone and invited prawns to this bucolic party, succulent, tender and juicy, nestled in a bed of firm to the bite pasta with lashings of grassy, springlike olive oil. Overall, this is summer in a plate - enjoy it while it lasts.
  • 500g mixed cherry tomatoes, very ripe
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Handful torn basil
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 300g prawns
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 200g spaghetti, cooked to packet instructions
  1. Quarter the tomatoes and add them a big bowl along with the olive oil, salt, black pepper and basil. Stir it all together and leave to sit for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Cook the pasta as per packet instructions until al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, fry the prawns in the oil until nearly cooked through, then add the chilli flakes and garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds. Take off the heat and stir through the cooked pasta.
  4. Serve, topped with parmesan.
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