Pasta with Prawns Cauliflower Raisins and a Bean Salad

Pasta with Prawns Cauliflower Raisins and a Bean Salad

Posted 2016-11-07 by finyfollow

I have found a different brand of prawns to buy (Kailis) in the supermarket and these are so much better than the cheaper ones, so I am always trying something different out.

In this recipe I have teamed the prawns with cauliflower, raisins and pine nuts and mixed it all with a bit of pasta. For a bit of extra kick, I also added some chilli.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 3 servings

For the prawns
100 g penne pasta or any dried pasta
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
20 g raisins, chopped
1 tbsp pine nuts
½ cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup [link chicken stock]
1 tsp lemon zest
250 g peeled prawns

For the salad
200 g green beans
1 tsp olive oil
½ tbsp lemon juice
1 small garlic clove, crushed
Bit of dried basil
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp pine nuts, to garnish

For the salad
  • Cut the beans and cook them in boiling water for about 5 minutes till they are almost tender but still a bit crisp.

  • Drain and rinse in cold water.

  • Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, basil and some salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.

  • Combine the tomatoes and green beans in a serving bowl and add the dressing.

  • Stir and add the pine nuts, just before serving.

  • For the prawns
  • Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet instructions, and drain.

  • Meanwhile, heat a bit of oil in a wok or similar and add the garlic, pine nuts, raisins and cauliflower.

  • Cover the cook over a medium heat, stirring sometimes, for about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is almost done - do not overcook.

  • Add the soup and lemon zest and some salt and pepper to taste, and bring to the boil.

  • Add the prawns, cover and cook for 3 - 5 minutes till the prawns are ALMOST done (overcooking causes them to become tough, so just till they start to change colour).

  • Add the pasta into this prawn mixture and toss to combine. Cook for a few minutes just to heat the pasta, and serve.

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