• Butter
  • 200g Squid ink spaghetti
  • 1 leek, finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 100g mushrooms (sliced)
  • Tomato sauce (I used a homemade with capers, olives and basil)
  • Tomato puree to suit
  • Glass white wine
  • Prawns (I used 2 x pack 153g King Prawns, cooked and peeled from the Coop)
  • A few fresh basil leaves (torn)
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to suit


  • STEP 1
    Sweat the leeks in the melted butter in a large frying pan then add the pressed garlic
  • STEP 2
    Add the sliced mushrooms and continue until the mushrooms have softened
  • STEP 3
    Bring to the boil a large pan of water (with a touch of oil and salt to taste)
  • STEP 4
    Add to the frying pan the tomato sauce, the puree and basil then season and simmer
  • STEP 5
    Add the spaghetti to the pan of water and simmer for the appropriate time (8 mins with mine)
  • STEP 6
    At the same time add the wine to the sauce with the prawns and simmer for the same time as the pasta
  • STEP 7
    Serve the spaghetti topped with a good portion of sauce on top and add parmesan to suit

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