A Spicy and Tangy Spaghetti is something that can make an evening special for the family. How about some prawns in it? The tomato based sauce in this recipe, gets its seasoning from the spicy prawns in it.You can substitute sausages for prawns here.
Pasta recipes are simple to make and delectable. You can play with your own choice of pasta in any of the recipes found here. I've already posted a few of pasta recipes while some are there pending in my folders. A few of the ones in the upcoming lists are home made Raviolis, Pasta in pesto and Penne arabiatta.
Tiger Prawns 6 or more
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Onion 1 1/2
Garlic 4 cloves
Chilli flakes 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1 + 1/2 tsp
Basil leaves 1 sprig or 1 tsp of dry basil
Parsley/coriander leaves 2-3 tbsp
Tomato ketchup 1-2 tbsp
Boil spaghetti for 3-4 mts. Then switch off the flame. Keep it covered for 8-10more minutes and your spaghetti is done. This is the way I cook my pasta. I know this is not the right way; but it prevents me from over-cooking them.
Marinate prawns with a tsp of red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp of pepper powder alongwith salt and then shallow fry in a deep bottomed pan. Take the prawns out and then add garlic to it and saute till the raw smell goes and the color changes a bit. ie; 30-60 seconds. Add chopped onions to it and saute till it turns transparent. You can use the same oil in which u fried the prawns or use fresh oil. If you are using the same oil, don't leave it for smoking. Saute onions immediately.
Blend tomatoes in a blender and add to it. Always choose fresh and ripe tomatoes for pastas.
Season with all the spices. Simmer till the sauce is done. 8- 10 mts. Add tomato ketchup to it. Mix it well and add prawns. Simmer for 2-3 mts. Your sauce is done. Throw in the parsley.
Now you can serve it in two ways. Either plate your spaghetti and top with the sauce individually or Mix the entire spaghetti in sauce nicely; but don't break the spaghetti. Use two spatulas or spoons to mix it well nicely.