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Pasta with prawns, mascarpone & lemon

Pasta with prawns, mascarpone & lemon

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This healthy seafood dish is a light mid-week Italian supper best made with wholemeal pasta shapes

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal446
low infat10g
saturates5g
carbs58g
sugars5g
fibre11g
protein31g
salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 140g dried pasta , preferably wholemeal
  • 85g frozen pea
  • 85g frozen broad bean , podded if you like
  • 100g broccoli , cut into small florets
  • 100g cooked and peeled prawn
  • 1 lemon , ½ zest and juice, ½ cut into wedges
  • 3 tbsp light mascarpone
  • ½ small bunch mint or basil leaves, shredded, plus a few whole leaves to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions, adding the vegetables 4 mins before the end of the cooking time, and the prawns just as the cooking time is up. Reserve a mug of the water, then drain everything and tip back into the pan.

  • STEP 2

    Tip in the lemon zest and juice, and the mascarpone, and heat through, adding enough of the pasta water to create a creamy sauce. Scatter in the shredded mint or basil, a good grinding of black pepper and a little salt. Divide between 2 warmed pasta bowls, scatter over the herb leaves and serve with lemon wedges.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT A PASTA BAKE

Creamy prawn & greens pasta bake for 2: Cook pasta, veg and prawns as per recipe, then mix with the lemon zest and juice, and a 200g tub light soft cheese with garlic and herbs. Tip into a baking dish, scatter with 50g wholemeal breadcrumbs plus 1 tbsp grated Parmesan and grill to crisp.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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