CHILLI & GARLIC PRAWNS WITH PASTA

I wish I had the option to share the smell of this dish with you. Every time It reminds me of sunny Sunday lunches spent in a restaurant on the sea side in Algiers ordering freshly caught Prawns that came in a delicious red garlicky sauce with a piece of bread to dip in. This is my attempt to recreate those flavors (minus the sea side), you can't really see the sauce on the pictures as it sank to the bottom of the plates, it's very light almost like a broth but packed with flavors. Literally anyone can do this, it takes hardly anytime and it couldn't be easier to make. 

Serves: 2                               Cooking: 10-12 mns

Ingredients:

  • 500 Grs of Prawns
  • 200 Grs of Spaghetti /Tagliatelle/ Linguine
  • 4 Medium Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika powder
  • Half a Teaspoon of Red Chilli powder
  • Half a Teaspoon of Tomato concentrate
  • about 100 ml of Olive Oil
  • Few leaves of fresh Basil
  • Half a Teaspoon of Salt
  1. Boil water in a pan for the spaghetti add some salt and a drop of oil
  2. Pour the Olive Oil in another pan with the garlic and spices 
  3. Add the pasta to the boiling water 
  4. Once the garlic is slightly cooked add the prawns and let it cook for 2 mins
  5. Add some of the pasta water to the prawns to make a sauce , I usually add a small water glass and add more if necessary
  6. Add the tomato concentrate and stir until dissolved
  7. Once it's ready, drain the pasta 
  8. The sauce should be ready after few minutes of simmering
  9. Add the pasta and the basil to the sauce pan and mix together
  10. Serve