A good pasta dish does not need to be complicated. This Garlic Prawn and Bacon Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce is one of my easy-go-to lunch or dinner recipe for any occasion. Not only is it quick to put together, the taste is totally delicious.
Combining two of my favorite ingredients – prawns and bacon, tossed in a light and creamy tomato sauce infused with just the right amount of garlic, the sauce is nothing short of flavor.
For today’s recipe, my essential tools include the latest stainless steel 16cm/1.5 litre Sauce Pan and 24cm/5.7 litre Casserole Pot from Tramontina. Not only are they an absolute joy to hold and use, they are also:
• Resistant and durable exterior
• Dishwasher and oven safe up to 260°C
• Compatible with gas stoves, as well as ceramic & glass induction ones
1 kg (approx 18 – 20 medium prawns) – peeled and deveined, leaving tails intact
6 cloves garlic – minced
6 slices bacon – diced
12 oz.(340 g) dried fusilli pasta (or any other short pasta)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 box fresh spinach leaves
1 can whole tomato sauce
¼ cup (60 ml) whipping cream
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
Ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
Water for pasta (approx.1.6 ltr)
Grated parmesan cheese
Chopped Italian Parsley (optional)
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
Add in prawns, salt, black pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning and cook them until they just turned red.
Remove and set aside.
In the same saucepan, sauté bacon and minced garlic together for 1 min, careful not to burn the garlic.
Add in cherry tomatoes, canned tomatoes, sugar and salt.
Use a wooden spatula to mash the canned tomatoes.
Allow to simmer for 25 mins, until cherry tomatoes are softened.
Taste and adjust with more seasoning if required. Set the sauce aside.
Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in 1 tbsp salt. I’m using a stainless steel casserole.
Add in dried pasta and cook 1 min less than the time stated on the package.
Reserve in cup pasta water.
Drain pasta and set aside.
Pour the pasta sauce into the casserole and bring to boil.
Add in whipping cream and spinach leaves.
Stir in pasta and prawns and mix well.
If the sauce looks dry, add in some of the reserved pasta water.
Sprinkle desire amount of grated parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve warm.
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