One-Pot Prawns, Peas and Basil Tomato Pasta
I've recently been obsessed with cooking with peas, and have been incorporating them as much as possible into my daily cooking - frying rice for dinner? Throw in a cup of peas. In the mood for some broth-y chicken pasta soup? Peas away! Quick stir-fried pork with onions? Oh, let's throw in some peas for colour. Fortunately, my daughter loves peas and my son tolerates them so I get to carry on with my pea-obsession. For pasta day this last week of February, I decided to whip up a quick one-pot pasta with fresh prawns, fragrant basil and bright summery green peas in a sweet-savoury tomato sauce.
Because I did not want my prawns to be overcooked, I sautéed them really quickly first in the pot in olive oil, then fished them out to rest on the sidelines while I cooked everything all in that same pot. This entire dish is really really simple to execute and is ready from preparation stage to the plate in less than 20 minutes. I used Curly pasta this time because I absolutely ADORE them, they're so lovely to look at and their curls really absorb the flavourful sauce, but of course, you can use any other types of pasta.
This one-pot prawns, peas and basil tomato pasta is perfect for a quick dinner for the entire family. I do hope you enjoy it!