Last weekend, we had a lovely family time: that was my elder son's birthday.
He was really looking forward to his big day so much, so I decided to make his wishes about the dinner menu.
He was really eager for pasta and the menu which he asked me to make was Seafood Spaghetti.
Then I made Asian Seafood Spaghetti -Prawn, Pancetta, Spinach, Coriander, Coconut milk.
Oops! My hungry family eaten all prawns before I took photos!!
OK, never mind, would you like to know the recipe for this?
Let's get started.
The main ingredients are Prawns (frozen one is ok), Pancetta (alternatively bacon is ok), Garlic, Cashew nuts, Spinach, Coriander, Coconut milk, Spaghetti and Corn flour.
Firstly, let's start the preparation: Bring decent amount of salted water to the boil for the spaghetti.
Remove the shoot of garlic and chop them finely.
And next, clean the prawns: remove the heads and peel all shells off. Then make a cut on their back side and remove their gut like as below.
(Please remember don't throw any heads and shells away! We can recycle them for a really good fish broth. I'll share you how to make fish broth another time)
Meanwhile make a sauce for Spaghetti.
Heat the pancetta and 1 Tbsp of Olive oil in a fry-pan on medium heat and then add the garlic and crushed cashew nuts.
After the garlic is infused in a oil, add the spinach stirring with spatula.
Apply the corn flour over the prawns and put them into the fry-pan.
Remove from the heat after the prawns are cooked (please try not to cook the prawns too much! Otherwise they turn into very stiffed.)
It's nearly done, don't give it up!
After the spaghetti is boiled al dente, heat the fry-pan on high heat again and add the pile of table spoon of coconut milk.
When all coconut milk is dissolved, add the boiled spaghetti in the fry-pan as soon as possible.
If you fancy more savoury flavour, just use Thai fish source for tuning your taste.
Not complicated isn't it??
I'm going to share my presentation as a sample of serving.
If you divide the spaghetti into small bowls or shot glasses, they are absolutely perfect for party nibble.
I hope this is useful for your inspiration for your cooking in this week.
Shall we make your tables brighter together?
That's my aim.
Have a lovely week everyone!