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Recipe – Lemon, chilli & garlic prawns with angel hair pasta

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This is one of my favourite ways to eat prawns, as you can have dinner served in less than 15 minutes. Add as much or little chilli as you like and stir through a few handfuls of baby spinach leaves to boost your iron intake. Angel hair pasta is like a super-fine spaghetti.

  • 400g angel hair pasta (just adjust cooking time for other pasta varieties)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced finely
  • 400-500g raw, shelled prawn meat, thawed
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill, chopped

1 Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for approximately 2 minutes or until al dente.

2 Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, lemon slices and chilli, and cook for 1-2 minutes over a gentle heat just to infuse the flavours. Increase the heat, add the prawns, and cook a further 3-5 minutes until the meat turns pink. Add dill and season well.

3 Drain the pasta and toss with the prawns.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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