Nonna's prawn and asparagus pasta

Nonna's prawn and asparagus pasta


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About this recipe: A quick and easy pasta dish inspired by my Italian grandmother. Use pasta shells, orrechietti, or farfalle.


Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 250g (9 oz) cooked and peeled prawns
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • dried crushed chillies to taste
  • salt to taste
  • grated Pecorino Romano cheese to serve

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium low heat. Sauté prawns, asparagus and garlic until asparagus is bright green and tender but crisp. Stir in chillies and salt. Toss with pasta of your choice and sprinkle with grated cheese before serving.

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I used Parmesan instead of pecorino and it really didn't work so I added a big scoop of Philadelphia with Chive along with the Parmesan and it was actually very nice. - 20 Mar 2014

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