Prawn and pea pasta with lemon crème fraîche

Serves 4
Cooks in
Preparation Time
Easy

Ingredients

350g pasta (we used fusilli)
2 tbsp olive oil
300g frozen field fare king prawns, thoroughly defrosted
2 garlic cloves
Couple handfuls of field fare frozen peas, defrosted
5 heaped tbsp crème fraîche
Juice and grated zest ½ lemon, plus extra to serve
Handful fresh basil leaves

350g pasta (we used fusilli)2 tbsp olive oil300g frozen field fare king prawns, thoroughly defrosted2 garlic clovesCouple handfuls of field fare frozen peas, defrosted5 heaped tbsp crème fraîcheJuice and grated zest ½ lemon, plus extra to serveHandful fresh basil leaves

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01.Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.

02.Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and, when hot, add the prawns and season with salt. Fry, tossing, until the prawns are just pink. Crush the garlic, add to the pan with the peas, then warm through. Stir through the crème fraîche, lemon juice and zest, then bring to a gentle simmer. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
03.When the pasta is just al dente, drain, reserving a ladleful of the cooking water, then add the pasta and the cooking water to the pan with the prawns. Combine everything for a couple of minutes over a low heat until the crème fraîche coats the pasta. Stir in the basil leaves, taste again, season if necessary, then serve sprinkled with extra lemon zest.

Many thanks to Delicious Magazine for this Recipe

 

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