Garlic Prawn and Marrow Noodles

by - December 07, 2011

One of the things I love about technology is how easy it is to access information regarding any subject under the sky. Few years back, if we needed a recipe, we had to rely solely on pictureless recipe books. Please don't get me wrong - some of them were (still are) very informational. However, there is something about seeing a glossy picture of the dish or reading a step by step photo tutorial of a recipe. Watching a video tutorial makes the cooking experience even better! And the best part is these are available anywhere and everywhere all the time!

Few days back, after carefulling cleaning and deveining a fresh kilo of prawns, I wanted to make a quick dish. I was tired and smelly. I was also real hungry and impatient since I didn't have any breakfast. As prawns cook in no time, I could make a simple kerala style prawn curry. But I was in no mood for the same old same old. So I washed myself up and sat in front of my pc. I logged onto Pinterest and simply typed 'prawn recipe' in the search button. And voila! I came across this yummy looking easy garlic prawn pasta recipe. I was sold!

The recipe calls for angel hair pasta. I didn't have any and decided to replace it with my trusty pack of Maggi Noodles. :) I had few marros in my fridge and added them to the dish to give it an extra texture.

1 Pack of Maggi Noodles (or 200 grams angel hair pasta)
50 grams butter
1 tbsp olive oil + 1tsp for cooking noodles
5 cloves garlic, sliced
2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest
12 (raw) prawns (shrimp), peeled, cleaned and halved lengthways
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 marrows cut in semi-circles
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly torn (I didn't have any greens left, so skipped them)
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Cook the noodles in loads of water with a tsp of olive oil. (Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 3–4 minutes or until al dente.)
Meanwhile, 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 about 2 minutes.
Add the prawns and marrow. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until the prawns are tender. Turn off heat. Drain and add the noodles (pasta), lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan and toss to combine. Serve warm.
I love everything about this dish. It's easy and simple to make. Heat of the chilli flakes and tanginess of the zest and lemon juice is such a great combo! I ate it for both breakfast and lunch. :D There was nothing left for my hubby. So I made the dish again in the evening when he was home after work. This time I didn't have any marrow and used red bell pepper instead. :))
Note: Recipe from Life is Great

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  1. i use pinterest to plan meals almost 5 days a week! ha!! love this one... will give it a try one of these days!

  2. Hy Neelu,
    just found your your space..
    nice recipes with great presentation..
    noodles sounds toooooooo delicious..:)
    Am your happy follower now..
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite


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