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King Prawn Spaghetti


A n 'East meets West' straightforward one-dish meal  ~  Spaghetti cooked 'al dente', laced with King crustacean cooked in Asian oyster sauce with baby asparagus on the side.  This is a three-in-one dish of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber cum vitamins from the greens ~ asparagus.
Asparagus, low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol comes from the edible stem of a plant.  It is also related to  onions, garlic and leeks.  Although there is a wide variety of asparagus, surprisingly, only a handful of them are edible and provide health benefits.  They can be harvested in three colours, mainly, white, purple and green.  Nutrients ...... yes, they are a good source of vitamin K, folate and vitamin C.


 
 


 
 


 

             
This pasta dish is indeed a delicious and delectable treat .......... Yummy!

Recipe for King Prawn Spaghetti

Ingredients
  • 350 gm king prawns (8 pieces)
  • 100 gm spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup water
  • a bunch of baby asparagus
  • 8 pips of garlic, chopped
  • 4  tsp oyster sauce
  • 1  tsp light soya sauce
  • 1/2  tsp seasalt, sugar, dark soya sauce
  • sesame oil
  • 2  tsp cornflour + 2  Tbsp water to thicken
Preparation
  1. Devein the king prawns with shell and head intact, trim off the whiskers.  Season with a sprinkling of seasalt and sugar.
  2. Saute some chopped garlic with oil, stir-fry the asparagus.  Dish out.
  3. In the same pan add in some chopped garlic, fry till fragrant and pan-fry the seasoned prawns.  Mix in 2 tsp oyster sauce.  Once the shells turn red, dish out and set aside.
  4. Add some oil to saute the balance chopped garlic, mix in the water, oyster sauce and other sauces, salt, sugar to taste, simmer.  Add in cornflour mixture to thicken.
  5. Boil some water with salt, and cook the spaghetti 'al dente'.  Strain and put on a serving plate.
  6. Drizzle on some sesame oil and light soya sauce, mix well into the spaghetti.
  7. Arrange some asparagus onto the serving plate, top up with the prawns and ladle on the oyster sauce gravy.
  8. Serve immediately.
 

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Comments

  1. the way you cooked the prawns is already very tasty and with spaghetti, i can imagine how delicious this meal is!!

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  2. Cheah, this is a wonderful dish and I loved your presentation. Bookmarked!!

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  3. I love fusion pasta!! I just made another version too yesterday :-) . Your spaghetti looks really yummy, I love pasta with prawns!

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  4. Looks terrific with the king prawns. The spaghetti sauce must be so tasty. Slurp....
    Have a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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  5. Wow! King prawns with spaghetti!! DROOLING!!

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  6. With those King prawns, this pasta dish is sure fit for a king!

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  7. Good one Cheah, this would be the first Italian pasta dish that I would be happy to dig in with both hands and fingers!

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  8. Ann
    Yes, prawns is also my favourite seafood too.

    Lena
    You've said it right!

    Purabi Naha
    Thank you.

    Cooking Gallery
    I'm sure you'll love this.

    Kristy
    Thank you. You have a great weekend too!

    Quay Po Cooks
    Thank you.

    Penny
    Try it, you'll fall in love with it!

    tigerfish
    Yes, fit for a king!

    ChopinandMysaucepan
    You'll love our local King prawns, real finger licking good!

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  9. Awesome prawn spaghetti meal! Tried it with garlic sauce, it adds a nice taste to it.

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    1. Garlic sauce will certainly pair well with this. Thanks for dropping by!

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