Linguine with Garlic, Prawns and SpinachPosted 14 February 2012 by Debbie
In a recent search for healthier recipes, I came across Italian chef Gino D’Acampo’s book The I Diet (“The Italian Diet”). The recipes look pretty good, some low-calorie, some not so much, but all based around tasty and nutritious Mediterranean ingredients. This is a recipe for linguine (or any long pasta) with garlic, prawns and spinach (aka linguine con gamberi e spinaci). As much as I resist the thought of pasta without some kind of cheese, this was actually very tasty, filling and comes in at 449 calories a portion.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 300 g linguine
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 150 g spinach leaves
- 400 g uncooked prawns, peeled
- 4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- zest of 1 lemon
- 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- salt and black pepper
Cook the pasta in salted water. Heat the olive oil and fry the garlic for a minute. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in the prawns and parsley and season. After 2 minutes, lower the heat. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pan. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and lemon zest and serve.