Harissa Prawns with Spaghetti in Red Sauce

Harissa Prawns with Spaghetti in Red Sauce

Serves 4
Prep time 15mins
Cook time 25mins
 
Ingredients

For Harissa Prawns

  • 4 tbsp harissa paste
  • 2 garlic cloves paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 350gms tail-on prawns, cleaned

Method

  • Prepare the marinade in a big bowl by mixing the oil, harissa paste, garlic paste, lemon and salt together.
  • Stir in the prawns and mix thoroughly.
  • Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Heat a grill pan and gently place the prawns.
  • Cook on both sides on medium heat for 3mins.

Ingredients

For Spaghetti in Red Sauce

  • 3 plum tomatoes pureed.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp of Harissa Paste
  • 300gms uncooked spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Method

  • Bring 1litre of water to boil. Add salt, 1 tbsp of oil, and the spaghetti. Cook until the pasta is al dente, approx. 8 to 10 mins. Reserve half a cup of this cooking water. Rinse the al-dente pasta with cold water and set aside.
  • Boil the tomatoes and peel off the skin. Puree it in a blender and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or just until garlic begins to brown. Add the tomato puree and the harissa paste.
  • Add pasta and reserved cooking water to tomato harissa mixture. Cook until sauce is thick . remove from heat. Add the cheese and give a nice mix.
  • Serve it with the cooked prawns
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