Fusilli With Prawns & Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Prawns and pasta are a great combination when mixed in a rich creamy sauce.  This dish certainly ticks those boxes and can be prepared and completed in around 30 minutes.  The end result is a meal that will have you hoping there is enough for seconds.

The prawns are initially oven cooked before being added with the cooked fusilli pasta to a rich creamy sauce.  The sauce is a great blend of butter, garlic, cream, basil and parmesan.  Additionally, sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach are added.  The mixture is simmered to blend all the flavours and provide an amazing prawn & pasta meal.

I like to use the small spirals for this meal.  You can use a variety of other pasta if that is your preference.

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Fusilli With Prawns & Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat fan forced oven to 200°C (390°F).
  2. Cook fusilli pasta per packet directions. Drain water from saucepan and set aside.
  3. Place prawns on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil over the prawns.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and use your hands to coat prawns with oil, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook in oven for about 8 minutes or until prawns are pink and cooked through. Remove from oven and set aside.
Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
  1. Add butter to a large frying pan over medium heat and melt.
  2. Add garlic and cook for about 30 - 60 seconds.
  3. Add plain flour and stir to mix through. Cook for about 60 seconds while continuing to stir.
  4. Add chicken stock and ground basil and continue stirring for about 2 minutes until fully combined.
  5. Add thickened cream, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan and continue stirring for about 2 minutes until sauce thickens.
  6. Add spinach and continue stirring until fully wilted. About 2 minutes.
  7. Add prawns and pasta and stir to mix through and fully coat with sauce.
  8. Remove from heat and serve. Optionally, sprinkle with additional parmesan.
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