Asparagus and garlic prawn spaghetti

Easy, yet impressive. This pasta dish ticks all the boxes for minimal effort, maximum enjoyment. Equally delicious as a mid-week supper or weekend meal. 

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

You’ll need

250g spaghetti

250g British asparagus

1+1 tbsp butter

1+1 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

200g raw prawns

¼ tsp Italian seasoning

Sea salt & black pepper

60ml vegetable stock

1 tsp sriracha (hot chilli sauce or piri piri sauce)

Juice of ½ a lemon

½ tsp crushed chilli flakes (optional)

What to do

Put the spaghetti on to boil in a large pan of salted boiling water.

Trim the asparagus and cut each spear into three.

Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and fry for a minute and then add the asparagus. Tossing in the pan for a couple of minutes.  Remove the asparagus and set aside.

In the same pan add another 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil and add the prawns. Cook for a minute each side until turning pink.  Then add the Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, stock, sriracha, lemon juice and chilli flakes, if you are using them and allow the pan to bubble. Stir the asparagus back in.

Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the cooking water and toss it through the mixture in the pan, adding some of the cooking water if you feel it needs to be a bit looser. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of British Asparagus

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