Wednesday 6 August 2014

Pasta with Scampi Lime and Saffron

I have been always a huge fan of Peter Minakis Greek Food blog Kalofogas and that has been for years. And I have made few dishes from his place which are all absloutely Delicious.

And when he posted this Scampi recipe I remember saying to myself I am going to make this one day, but then as always there is so many dishes I want to make and sometimes it happens like this one.
Have to say only regret I have is that why I hadn't made this one earlier as it is so Delicious.
With the zest of lime it is a real refreshing pasta dish.

You can always make exactly as Peter has made, I kept ti the original recipe just that I made with less pasta but mostly kept the rest of the ingridients quantity for the amount of pasta he used.

And instead of white wine I used Nolly prat as I always have a bottle of that and I tend to use that when I don't have opend up wine or wine in the freezer for cooking purpose.
And ok I did add a bit more chilli flakes :-)

The Original recipe you can find here

350 gm Pasta ( I used Linguni)
1/4 cup olive oil
18 medium sized Shrimps
1 onion finely chopped
8 garlic thinly sliced
100 ml Nolly Pratt
Few stands of Saffron
Zest of 2 Limes
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsely
1/4 cup sliced spring onions
Black and white seasame seeds for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Season the scampis with pepper and salt.
Heat a pan with a little of oil and fry the scampis for 1 minute each side and keep it aside.
Add the rest of the olive oil and add the chopped onions and saute for few minutes ,
Add the garlic slices and the chilli flakes and fry for few minutes.
Add the Nolly prat and cook in a high heat for couple of minutes .
In the mean time cook your pasta according the the packet instruction , drain,make sure you keep a few bog spoons of pasta water to add later.

Now add to the pan, the chopped parsley, lime juice,chopped spring onions and the lime zest and the drained pasta together with the few spoons of pasta water.
Add the scampi's which are kept aside , mix everything together and serve with a sprinkling of seasame seeds.
If you like you can sprinkle with a bit more chilli flakes.


Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I like Peter's blog too! This looks fantastic!

Gloria Baker said...

Look awesome Finla!

Angie's Recipes said...

I want this for the dinner! Those shrimp are so succulent and fresh.

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, cant take my eyes from those adorable clicks, my mouth is watering here.

sra said...

It looks so good, Finla! The other day, I went and had "tiger prawns" in a restaurant. They were more like marble than tigers. Combined with that and the sight of your post, I want to eat prawns again!

Pravs said...

you have me droooling here.. would love to have that plate full :P