Friday, July 19, 2013

Hazy Lunches

During the recent haze situation, I decided to cook lunch for both hubby and myself, to bring to the office, so as to avoid going out for lunch and breathing all that smog into our lungs. This pasta dish is one of my favourite, and it's really simple to whip.

Linguine pasta (enough for 2 pax, I used about 150 grams+/-)
Medium size prawns (shelled and slit)
1/2 tbps dried parsley (or 1 tbps fresh parsley)
1 tbps butter
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring a pot of water to boil, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, until al dente. A few minutes before the pasta reaches the al dente stage, heat up another pan and melt the butter and some olive oil (this will prevent the butter from browning). Toss the prawns in and stir fry until prawns start to turn pink.

By now your pasta should be ready. Transfer the pasta from the pot into the pan, and add some pasta water into the pan, allow it sizzle. You can add the parsley and more olive oil as you toss the pasta, until everything is evenly coated. Serve with some grated Parmesan.