My hubby is away on business in Singapore for a week and I hate it when he has to go away but its part of his job. He hates having to leave too but with his job he gets to fly first class all over the world, stay at 5 star hotels and wines and dines at the best restaurants, lucky sod!
I feel lost when hubby isn’t around and it can be lonely! So I decided to pay Amazon a visit and order two cookbooks to keep me company. I ordered Tana’s Kitchen Secrets by Tana Ramsey and The Itailian Diet by Gino D’acampo. The books arrived yesterday and both are great and full of so many yummy recipes. I particularly love The Italian Diet coobook with 100 healthy Italian recipes to help you lose weight and enjoy food. I couldn’t wait to try out some recipes from this book and tonight I tried the Linguine with garlic, prawns and spinach recipe.
This dish is so quick and easy, perfect for when you’re starving and your tummy is grumbling. I loved this simple delicious low-fat pasta recipe and can't wait to make this for hubby on his return, he will definitely love this too. If you’re a prawn and garlic lover then this one’s for you.
On a side note, I weighed myself this morning and my healthy eating is paying off, I have lost 5lbs in the past 2 weeks!
Linguine with Garlic, Prawns and Spinach
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, sliced
150g spinach leaves
400g uncooked prawns, peeled
4 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered (I omitted these)
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 1 minute until golden.
Add the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add the prawns with the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Stir well and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the frying pan, then lower the heat.
Add the lemon zest and cherry tomatoes and stir everything together for
449 calories 13.4g fat 1.9g saturates 4.2g sugars 0.9g salt