This is a nice change from regular old pasta with tomato sauce. You can serve a large portion as a main dish, or I've even used this as my 'salad' at dinner parties. Really simple!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 8 ounces fusili (spiral) pasta
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 8 tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, then return to pot.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 5 minutes. Toss in prawns, and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove prawns, and set aside. Remove garlic slices, and discard.
Pour oil over pasta in pot, and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle 3/4 of the Parmesan cheese onto pasta, and stir until evenly distributed. Transfer to serving dish. Arrange prawns on top, then sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.