The ideal accompaniment to this stylish dish is a simple salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled with a little vinaigrette and served on a bed of fresh baby spinach leaves – perfect for a quick dinner.
This combination of seafood and tomatoes also makes a delicious sauce for 400 g spaghetti or linguine. * Tuna Provençale Make the tomato sauce and, just before serving, stir in 2 cans tuna in spring water (about 180 g each), drained and flaked. This makes a great sauce for cooked pasta shells. Serve garnished with fresh dill. * If you can't find scampi, you can use peeled raw prawns, scallops or 400 g shellfish cocktail mix. * For extra flavour, add a pinch of chilli flakes with the tomatoes. Or, stir in 3–4 chopped canned anchovy fillets. * If you can't find a fennel bulb, add 4 celery stalks and increase the amount of fennel seeds to 3 tsp.
Scampi is a rich source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is actually a group of several related water-insoluble compounds that have powerful anti-oxidant properties. * The vitamin C in tomatoes is concentrated in the jellylike substance surrounding the seeds. Vitamin C is an important nutrient for maintaining immunity and healthy skin. * Fennel seeds are thought to aid digestion, and fennel tea is often recommended to ease flatulence.
GI estimate medium.