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Prawns-To-Be-Wild, with Penne

This recipe is from our special friend, Anne Marie Chelin. We wish you good company with which to share this simple, yet memorable meal.

Serves 4 as a light meal, or starter


  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 60 ml chopped flat-leafed parsley
  • 30 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 20 medium sized prawns, shelled
  • 200 g penne pasta (500 ml)
  • 15 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ml butter
  • 1 small onion, nely chopped 250 ml frozen peas, thawed 250 ml dry white wine (optional)


  1. Place garlic, parsley and 30 ml olive oil in a large bowl.
  2. Add the prawns; sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil; add salt, to taste.
  4. Add the pasta, and cook according to the directions on the bag (usually 10 – 12 minutes).
  5. Heat the olive oil and butter in a heavy-based frying pan; sauté the onion over medium-heat, until translucent. Add the prawns, with the marinade and peas; stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn up the heat; cook until prawns turn pink, and moisture is reduced by about half. Check the seasoning.
  7. Add cooked pasta to the pan.
  8. Stir gently; serve immediately in either heated bowls, or on large-rimmed plates.

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