Spaghetti with prawns, anchovy and capers

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Prawns are posh fast food. Sweet and succulent, they need little preparation and are ready in minutes.

Spaghetti with prawns, anchovy and capers
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 50ml white wine
  • 2 anchovies
  • 1 tbsp salted capers, rinsed
  • 50ml chicken stock or water
  • 500g good-quality dried spaghetti, cooked in salted boiling water
  • 16 prawns uncooked, but peeled
  • 50g rocket leaves

Method

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.

Cook garlic and chilli gently in olive oil until softened, deglaze the pan with white wine. Add anchovies, capers and stock, reduce, and when syrupy add prawns. A minute later, add the cooked pasta and rocket leaves, serve immediately.

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  • Main Ingredients - Shellfish, Pasta
  • Cuisine - Italian
  • Course - Lunch, Dinner
  • Occasion - Midweek dinner

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