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Habanero Pasta with Prawns and Wine Sauce

Published on September 25, 2017 | Fish


Habanero pasta with prawns and wine sauce.

A quick trip to our local farmers market is always fun. On my stroll between cheese sellers, fresh vegetables and freshly baked bread, I stumble upon a local homemade pasta company. I am not one to go outside of my box when it comes to pasta. I have my brands that I use and that is pretty much it. But  ” DeCio Pasta” caught my attention. Habanero, artichoke hearts, spinach basil with garlic pasta flavors and more were displayed. Of course, my mind raced on what can I make with them.

The Habanero linguine intrigued me. If you live in Arizona or any place in the South West, you know that habanero is hot, and I mean hot. Preparing a sauce to go along side was my challenge.

Grocery on hand, I left the market with inspiration and excitement on preparing a new dish. During  our travels this summer, I had this delightful pasta dish with wine, cream and garlic sauce. My challenge, therefore, was to replicate it while adding  prawns that I just purchased from Personal Gourmet Foods,. The result was delightful. The heat from the habanero pasta blended well with the cream and wine while lowering the heat effect. The prawns, which almost require a wine sauce in my book, were infused perfectly with the sauce as well. Each bite had a great flavor between heat and light sauce. A definite re-make in our family as everyone enjoyed it very much.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for Friday picks of the weeks. Five great recipes from the web.


servings: 4 prep time: 5 cook time: 15


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6 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 large, tail on, deveined prawns
1 cup white wine
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 small sliced and seeds removed tomatoes
3 springs fresh thyme
1 thinly sliced garlic clove
salt and pepper
Habanero pasta

Preparation Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted water cook the spaghetti according to packaging directions.

  2. In a large skillet melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add the wine, garlic slivers, thyme and cream and cook until the wine is half evaporated, 5 minutes. Add the sliced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Season prawns with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet and cook them until pink and done, 5 minutes.

  4. Drain pasta and add it to the large prawn wine sauce skillet. Add the remaining butter and continue cooking, 2 minutes until the butter melts, while gently stirring.

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