Friday, August 31, 2012


serves four

60 grams unsalted butter, softened
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped basil, plus extra to serve
400 grams spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 bacon rashers, chopped
500 grams green prawn meat, roughly chopped

Pound butter, garlic, lemon and basil in a mortar and pestle (or mash with a fork in a bowl) to combine well. Set aside. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water to packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep frypan over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until starting to crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel. Return pan to heat and melt half the butter. Add prawns and stir for 2-3 minutes until just cooked. Drain pasta, then add to frypan with bacon and remaining butter. Toss, season and serve with extra basil.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Valli Little, delicious., November 2008, page 122

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