This weeks market basket looks at fresh seafood. At the markets we are lucky to have two great seafood shops filled with fresh produce from local suppliers and around Australia. Sea Harvest Australia and FishCo Downunder have a great variety and their knowledge of seafood is fantastic. So this week we are looking at the Aussie prawn.
‘For a fresh and simple mid-week dish the whole family will appreciate, we suggest whipping up a homemade Garlic Prawn Pasta. Using very little ingredients this easy yet delicious dish takes no time at all to cook and prepare. Prawns are very low in calories, and packed with nutrition. They are a high source of protein, and full of the vitamin B-12 which aids your body in producing energy, for all our avid runners etc.
HEALTHY TIP: We all know it’s the season of the cold and flu, and garlic is a natural remedy for fighting off cold and flu symptoms. Garlic is a great decongestant and full of health benefits, cooking foods with garlic can be an effective way to get rid of or prevent a cold.
Recipe and image sourced from Donna Hay:
- 200g angel hair pasta or spaghetti
- 45g butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- 1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest
- 12 green (raw) prawns (shrimp), peeled, cleaned and halved lengthways
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly torn
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente.
- Drain and keep warm.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the butter and oil and cook until the butter has melted.
- Add the garlic, chilli and zest and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the prawns are tender.
- Add the pasta, juice, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan and toss to combine.
- Serve with a simple green salad.