Fettuccine with Prawns, Peas, Tomatoes and Cream Sauce

  • 04.20.12
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Fettuccine with prawns, peas, tomatoes and cream sauce.

Last night I remembered the reason why I started my blog over two years ago.  I wanted to write about our family dinners, but mainly, I wanted to share how we can create a delicious meal on a very short period of time, and still have time to enjoy the little precious time we have in the evening with our family. Last night was my test.

After a day packed with “To Do’s”, dinner came upon us like lightning. I had a recipe in mind that will not take long to prepare, so I felt very comfortable in beating the clock.

Reading the recipe I started collecting all the ingredients necessary. Well… my pantry had a different idea…. apart from the prawns, fettuccine and turmeric I had nothing that I needed in hand. What a great opportunity to create something new out of sheer necessity.  Refrigerator open, I was staring at the content as a painter stares at a white canvas. 

With a few ingredient on hand last night meal was, if I may say so, delicious.  My son not only had double helping, but stole all my prawns and ate them with gusto.

His comment to me: “Mom, wow… this is absolutely delicious, you must make it more often”.

Bon Appetit! and to all have a great week-end.

 

Tonight’s April 19, 2012 dinner:

Fettuccine with prawns, peas, tomatoes and cream sauce

Grated Apple with sugar

 

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FETTUCCINE WITH PRAWNS, PEAS, TOMATOES, CREAM SAUCE

½ cup dry white wine
½ cup dry vermouth
2/3 pound fettuccine pasta
4 teaspoons turmeric
1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound prawns, shelled leaving the tail intact, deveined
2 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup minced onion
1 cup heavy cream
2 large tomatoes, internal seeds removes and chopped
1 cup frozen peas

In a small bowl let the saffron soak in the wine for 5 minutes.
In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the fettuccine the frozen peas with the turmeric until al dente.

While the pasta is cooking,  in a large skillet heat the olive oil over moderate heat until it is hot but not smoking and add the onions stirring for a 1 minute. Add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste.  Add the fresh chopped tomatoes and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  Add the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add the cream and boil the mixture until the liquid is reduced by half.  Add the prawns and cook until the prawns turn pink, 1 minute. Season to taste.
Drain the pasta and place back in to the pot that they were just drained from.  Add the prawn sauce to it and blend well.

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Comments (5) Post a Reply

  1. I love those types of dinners! You never know what new tasty creation you’ll come up with!

    1. I love them too and it is fun to get out of the box sometimes. Thank you for reading my blog.

  2. Fettucine with Prawns…Have a nice weekend.

    1. Thank you , Have a great week end as well.

  3. stephy says:

    fantastic , very ,very delicious !

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