It's hard to choose on a single favourite pasta dish. I have several pasta dishes which I love: pasta puttanesca is perhaps the pasta dish I cook most often, followed by spaghetti with Marmite for lazy days. On the weekend when I want to spend some quality time in the kitchen, I love making fresh pasta and 'proper' bolognese sauce. Or when I visit the fishmonger, I am always in the look for beautiful clams for linguine alla vongole.
I could go on and on, but let's focus on this linguine with pancetta, prawns and rocket. This particular pasta dish is a proof of my indecisiveness and greediness. One evening, I could not decide whether to have linguine with garlic and pancetta, or to have linguine with prawns, chilli, lemon and rocket; so instead, I took the elements from both dishes and this is what I came up with...
Linguine with Pancetta, Prawns and Rocket
Recipe by Me
500 gr linguine
160 gr pancetta, cubed
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 fresh red chillies, finely
a knob of butter
250 gr raw king prawns
1/2 cup of white wine
juice of 1 lemon or to taste
a handful of rocket leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Now, instead of reading the instructions on how to cook this pasta dish, you can watch me cook it. So, it's true, I am a real human. This blog is not run by a robot... just a lunatic. I hope you enjoy the video. Credit to my friend Jacky who is the camera operator and the editor of the video. I am his puppet.