Print
Linguine with Santa Barbara Spot Prawns
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh Santa Barbara spot prawns, deveined, shells on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • One 28-ounce can whole peeled (pelati) tomatoes, blended
  • 1 pound linguine (best choice would be an old traditional bronze-drawn pasta)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving

Directions

Slice the back of each prawn with a knife to expose the pulp and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add the parsley and prawns. Cook the prawns on both sides until the color turn from dark grey (uncooked) to a vivid pink (cooked). Then add the white wine and stir well until the sharp smell of the wine is cooked off, about 1 minute (you don't want it dry).

Remove the prawns and sauce to a casserole dish and reserve. Remove the shells from 2 prawns and chop into bite-size pieces. Add the chopped prawns and the tomatoes to the skillet and simmer over medium-high heat, about 15 minutes

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook your pasta according to the directions on the box, and, as always, to make sure you achieve a proper "al dente" texture, drain it about 2 minutes before what is indicated.

Move the pasta to the skillet and stir into the sauce for less than a minute on medium-high heat. Then move the pasta into a serving platter and organize the reserved prawns on top of it. Serve dressed with some fresh basil, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and one final sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Linguine with Red Snapper

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Crazy Rich Linguine Alfredo

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Octopus with Spicy Tomato Linguine

Recipe courtesy of Lisa Ludwinski

Meatballs and Linguine with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Linguine with Shrimp all'Amatriciana

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Shrimp, Crab and Lobster Linguine with White Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here