PATCh Pasta

Hurrah! It's time for a new post after a very, very, very long break. Here's a bright, colorful pasta perfect for summer dining. 
This combination was inspired by what seems to be a British dish: Crab, Rocket and Chili Linguine. A little Googling brings up many variations of the same flavour combinations and Tesco even has a prepared packaged version. Despite the simplicity of the preparation, all the ingredients play very nicely with each other. The rocket (also known as arugula) has a mild peppery bitterness that cuts through the tomato's sweetness. Everything is warmed through with the chili. The result is big flavour payoff for a pretty small handful of ingredients.
Recipe after the jump...

PATCh Spaghettini (Prawn, Arugula, Tomato, Chili)

3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped and divided
1 cup arugula, coarsely chopped
1 dozen prawns, peeled and deveined 
Spaghettini, cooked until al dente (I don't know exactly how much I used...eyeball enough to serve three)
Parmesan cheese, to taste

Drizzle olive oil in a hot pan and add chili flakes. Saute tomatoes until most of the juices evaporate and tomatoes start to caramelize. Add garlic and stir until softened and fragrant. Add spaghettini and toss until combined. Add arugula and stir until just beginning to wilt. 
In a separate pan, saute prawns in garlic and olive oil until cooked through (pink and opaque). Serve with spaghettini and Parmesan cheese.

Serves 3

Recipe and photo property of beetsandbites

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