Monday, March 23, 2009

Lemon and Basil Fettucine with Garlic Prawns

I went with my sister and brother up to Sandy Point (an area about 30 minutes South of the Canadian border) this last weekend to celebrate my brother's birthday with a little outdoor activity (fishing and crabbing). I planned the menu and decided to make something that my sister (who is very selective about the meats she eats) and brother (who is not selective at all) would enjoy. I have made this dish once before for our girl's night, so I knew it would be enjoyable for all. It is relatively simple and only takes a total of 25-30 minutes to make. I believe I originally may have received this recipe from my oldest sister Laurie who lives over in Germany, but I can't seem to place the email (she sends me recipes every once in a while as recommendations of what to make for girl's night - yes, she's awesome). OH...and yes, please check-out her amazing blog. She is a great vegetarian cook and I get a ton of my recipes from her postings. Anyhow, enjoy this one; it's an easy recipe and a real crowd pleaser!

Lemon & Basil Fettucine with Garlic Prawns
from Cumin & Coriander's Blog

14-20 Large Prawns
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Fettucine Pasta
1 Lemon
1 tbsp. EVOO
1/3 cup grated parmesan
2 tbsp. cream
1 egg
basil leaves (1 cup) torn
sea salt/cracked pepper

1. Cook pasta according to box directions (keep warm)

2. Prawns - heat olive oil, mix garlic for 30 seconds, throw prawns in and cook 1-2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook.

3. Mix lemon, EVOO, parmesan, cream and egg in bowl. Pour over pasta and toss with prawns, basil, salt and pepper. Serve immediately - delicious!


  1. Yum, looks good! Might try this with Katy this weekend. She's visiting Sat through Wed.

    Also, EVOO = extra virgin olive oil?

  2. You got it! A little Rachael Ray verbiage!

  3. looks amazing but please dont say EVOO. So many better cooking shows than hers. Her voice and vocab makes me want to throw my tv out the window.


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