I know that prawns are considered a real luxury, but Lidl have started stocking frozen king prawns for about £2.30, making this dish far more accessible! Paired with griddled courgettes and a bit of spice, you are on to a winner.
prawns, courgette, cream, chilli, garlic, oil, cream, lemon, chilli flakes, salt, pepper, linguine, rocket and tomatoes to serve
20 mins, serves 2
Make sure before you start that your prawns are thoroughly defrosted and drain of all excess water, otherwise the sauce will be too watery and the prawns won’t fry.
Slice a courgette length ways as thinly as possible, drizzle lightly with oil and chilli flakes and fry on a preheated griddle (or large frying pan). Try not to move the courgette until you turn the slices after 3-4 minutes. One brown and soft place on one side. Now put the linguine on to cook according to packet instructions. While the linguine is cooking, finely slice 1 medium chilli and 2 cloves of garlic, add a splash of oil to the pan used for the courgettes and gentle fry the chilli and garlic, once they start to soften add the prawns and turn up the heat. Fry for about 3-4 minutes until cooked and add the courgette slices. Once the linguine is cooked add to the prawns. Mix everything together and add 100ml of single cream or crème fresh, a squeeze of lemon and season well (this dish needs a good amount of pepper!) Mix everything together and serve with rocket and baby tomatoes.