Garlic Pasta with Prawns

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on April 6, 2011.

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Ingredients:

Garlic Pasta with Prawns

  • 8 ounces fusili (spiral) pasta
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 8 tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, then return to pot. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 5 minutes. Toss in prawns, with garlic salt (to your taste) and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove prawns and set aside. Remove garlic slices and discard. Pour oil over pasta in pot and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle ¾ of the Parmesan cheese onto pasta and stir until evenly distributed. Transfer to serving dish. Arrange prawns on top, then sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley. Makes 2 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including garlic salt to taste):
1000 calories, 50 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 330 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 55 g protein

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