Recipe For Pasta Con Gamberi | Pasta With Prawns

I cooked this dish of pasta con gamberi (pasta with prawns) on my birthday in July! It is now September and I have reached a milestone in my blogging. I have been at it, mostly 5 days a week, for 2 years. And since moving to WordPress, I have managed 500 food related posts! You might be wondering why on earth I cooked on my birthday. Well, I got this amazing gift from Dave, my parents and my MIL:

Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment
Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment

and I could not wait to use it. I have a stand alone hand pasta machine but this one takes the cake (no pun intended). It works like a charm and is so easy to use! So, as a double celebration and without further ado, here is a great recipe for a grand occasion.

Pasta Con Gamberi | Pasta With Prawns
Pasta Con Gamberi | Pasta With Prawns

Pasta Con Gamberi – Pasta With Prawns
 
Ingredients
  • 10 whole prawns
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 whole dried chilli
  • 15mls vegetable fond
  • 125mls white wine
  • 250mls water
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2.5mls dried marjoram
  • small handful chopped parsley
Method
  1. take the heads and shells of the prawns
  2. heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the prawn heads and shells with the shallot, garlic and chilli
  3. when the shells start to colour add the fond, the white wine and ½ a cup of water
  4. simmer until the shells and the heads are nice and red and then pass through a sieve
  5. discard the solids and save the stock
  6. add the tinned tomatoes to the pan with the rest of the water and the marjoram and allow to simmer
  7. now get your pasta cooking and cut the prawns in half
  8. add the stock to the tomatoes and with two minutes to go, cook the prawns
  9. serve with the pasta and garnish with the parsley

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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Sarah of La Cuisine de Sarah

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39 thoughts on “Recipe For Pasta Con Gamberi | Pasta With Prawns

  1. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.

    Simon

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    1. Thanks for the visit Simon 🙂

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  2. Exciting to have your own pasta machine. It reminds to unpack my own machine from it’s box where it’s been there since I moved to Thailand a couple of weeks ago.

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    1. I use mine so often 🙂

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  3. Hey Tandy. I have wished you on your birthday, and belated congrats on your 2 year blogaversary! How wonderful. That pasta looks amazing, love squid ink pasta.

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    1. Thanks Ishay! Have a super day 🙂

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  4. Your dish must have been delicious and sounds like a great first use of your new gift. By the way, 500 posts is just terrific.

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    1. thanks so much Karen, the pasta was great 🙂

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  5. Congrats 🙂 xxx

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    1. thanks Cin, it kinda snuck up on me 🙂

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  6. What a beautiful gift…very lucky! this is one gadget i have never been very successful with. Mind you, I dont have one of my own but borowed a friend’s as a test run before I buy my own…didnt do very well. will have to give a go again sometime.

    Your pasta looks totally delish! I would skip the prawns (cos am a vegetarian) when I make mine…look forward to your recipe and especially on tips to make pasta (without having the dough stuick to the machine!)

    -Shilpa

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  7. Thank you for your entry to Presto Pasta Nights!

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    1. my pleasure!

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  8. Tandy…love you pasta and how cool getting the attachment for the pasta maker…love the idea of homemade pasta. Congratulations on your 500 posts…that is amazing!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

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  9. Congratulations on your 2 years! That’s quite a feat, especially when you’re posting so regularly! Your pasta looks awesome–my Mom got me that same KitchenAid attachment but (I’m sad to say) I have yet to use it! Yikes! Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder to get it out.

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    1. you will love the attachment! Thanks for the visit Jenna 🙂

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  10. I want a pasta maker so badly! Okay, okay–I want about fifty kitchen gadgets so badly. But a pasta maker is up there! And prawns always make me think of the movie Muppets in Space 😀

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  11. happy birthday, i make my pasta by hand and cut it with a knife so can i have your hand me down stand alone pasta making thingy! Now that you don’t need it anymore! (laughing not serious) .. c

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  12. My two favourite things – seafood and pasta 🙂 Congats on the blog milestone and look forward to many, many more! PS I’m also a July baby – good month.

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  13. What a lovely gift and congratulations on accomplishing your blogging milestone–look forward to another 500 posts!!

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    1. thanks Usha – I hope I have the staying power 🙂

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  14. What a great birthday present and an inspiration to get mine out of the cupboard. Happy belated birthday and thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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    1. thanks Ruth – I try and use my machine at least once a month 🙂

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  15. Lovely present indeed, don’t fancy squid ink pasta, what does it taste like?

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    1. same as normal pasta. The squid ink has no flavour – it is just a colourant 🙂

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  16. Congratulations! What a great gift! Did you use it to make the squid ink pasta? It looks very delicious, Tandy..

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    1. Thanks Celia – yes, I used it to make the pasta – a recipe will follow soon 🙂

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  17. A delightfully decadent birthday dinner Tandy – your pasta looks fabulous, hope you share that recipe too.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy, recipe to follow soon 🙂

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  18. Thats a great gift! Im sure you have used it often since! Congrats on the 500 blogs! To the next 500! *clink*
    The pasta & prawns sounds and look delish! Have an aweome day! xxx

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    1. *clink* have a super day too. I should be making pasta more often as it is so easy 🙂

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  19. Mama Mia, as a nice-a shrimp-a plate-ta…
    Very Nice Pasta Maker too…

    Great Post!!! and I will be cooking it soon.

    God Bless You
    paul

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    1. do let me know how it works out 🙂

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  20. YAY congrats!! 🙂 and the pasta looks heavenly! Will u post a recipe for the pasta itself?

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    1. I will do a pasta recipe soon, promise 🙂

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  21. PS Congrats on the blogaversary and well done on all the posts. xxx

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    1. thanks Colly xxx

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  22. You lucky lucky fish!!! YUM! xx

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    1. I know, I was really spoiled 🙂

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