This asparagus and prawn pasta recipe is super quick to prep and cook nor to mention delicious. perfect for making the most of the asparagus season in the UK. Asparagus is a great seasonal ingredient that pairs really well with fish and seafood dishes. The crop has come early this year compared with the usual UK asparagus season, which runs from mid to late April. Asparagus is packed full of goodness, so not only are you getting a delicious vegetable but a healthy one too particularly when you pair it up with some protein rich, fresh seafood.
Ingredients For Asparagus And Prawn Pasta
200g raw prawns, de-shelled and de-veined
200g spaghetti or similar pasta
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp Oregano dried
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
60ml vegetable stock or cooking water
1 tsp. siracha sauce
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Cooking Method For Asparagus And Prawn Spaghetti
If you are using frozen prawns remember to take them out of the freezer and allow them to come up to room temperature before you start.
Put the spaghetti (you could also use other pasta variations such as fettuccini or linguini as you prefer or according to what is in your cupboard) on to boil in a large pan of salted boiling water.
Trim the asparagus and cut each spear into three.
Heat 1 tbsp. of butter and 1 tbsp. of the oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and fry for a minute and then add the asparagus. Tossing in the pan for a couple of minutes. Remove the asparagus and set aside.
In the same pan add another the remaining 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. oil and add the prawns. Cook for a minute each side until turning pink. Then add the oregano, salt and pepper, stock, sriracha, lemon juice and allow the pan to bubble. Stir the asparagus back in.
Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the cooking water (if not using vegetable stock) and toss it through the mixture in the pan. Add some more liquid if you feel it needs to be a bit looser.
Serve right away with some crispy bread and a side of green salad.
You can find more prawn recipes and cooking inspiration here >>
This prawn recipe and image credits are from Seafish. More recipes on the Love Seafood website.
Credits also to British Asparagus where you can find more seasonal asparagus recipes >>