Pink Prawn Pasta Sauce

Pink Prawn Pasta Sauce


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This is a delicious way to serve prawns over either rice or pasta, in a rich spicy pink sauce. You'll love it!


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 3/4 cup (190ml) water
  • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1kg medium prawns - peeled and deveined
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place tomato puree in a measuring cup. Add enough water to make a total amount of 1 cup, place in a medium bowl. Stir in cream, ginger, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper to taste and sugar. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop, add the garlic. Stir once and add the prawns. Stir and fry until they just turn opaque, sprinkling with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour in the pink sauce and stir. As soon as the sauce is bubbling, the dish is ready to be served with hot cooked pasta or rice.

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