Easy Prawn Pasta In Coconut Milk Sauce

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An unusual and easy prawn pasta recipe that breaks away from the usual tomato or cheesy pasta sauce.  Enjoy this simple but different fusion pasta dish in 20 minutes.  

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Give your regular pasta sauce a lift and treat your taste buds to this simple prawn recipe infused with oriental flavours.

I use this recipe to feed fussy eaters as part of a fun way to introduce new flavours  with the usual food that they are used to.

The addition of lemongrass, soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and coconut milk, it is

Ingredients for Oriental Flavour Shrimp Pasta

When you think about a pasta recipe, it is mostly the creamy version that seems to be popular.

I wanted to experiment with something else other than cream and cheese and this is how this alternative easy creamy prawn pasta recipe came about.

The ingredients needed to make this dish are :

Pantry and Fresh Ingredients:

Pasta – 200 gms

Shrimps or prawns – 150 gms

Capsicum – 1, diced

Soya sauce – 4 tbsp

Sweet chilli sauce – 1 tbsp

Coconut milk – 1 cup

Garlic – 3

Ginger (optional)  – 1 tsp

Lemongrass – 1 stick,

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Spices Used:

Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp

Substitute or optional Ingredients:

Substitute lemon grass with lemon rind.

Add any hot sauce instead of sweet chilli sauce or omit hot sauce if you do not like heat.

Grated ginger adds sharpness to the sauce. You can skip adding ginger if you wish.

Add vegetables such as zucchini, beans or sugar snap peas for your vegetables intake.

How to Make Prawn Pasta (Stepwise cooking method with images)

Here is the stepwise recipe to make this simple shrimp pasta at home.

STEP 1

Boil water in a pan with salt and add pasta to cook. Once cooked drain water and set aside.

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STEP 2 

Make a sauce with soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and grated ginger. Keep aside for later use.

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STEP 3 

Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic for a minute. Add the shrimps and saute on high for 2 mins. Add the vegetables if you are using some and cook along with the prawns.

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STEP 4 

Next, add the soy, ginger, sweet chilli sauce made earlier and stir it in with the shrimps and capsicum until it is well coated.

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STEP 5 

Add a cup of coconut milk and lemongrass, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil.

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STEP 6 

Cook until the prawns are done. Add pasta and cover well with the coconut sauce. Remove lemon grass before serving the delicious yummy Shrimp pasta in coconut soya sauce .

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Recipe Notes and FAQ’s

This is not your regular pasta recipe that you usually make.

This recipe uses ingredients that you would normally associate with Asian or Oriental food.

The difference is that this prawn pasta sauce is made with oriental flavours, which is what makes this recipe an ‘at least try once’ to decide.

Few notes that will help you to make this creamy coconut pasta sauce.

  1. Mix the different types of sauce before hand and set aside.
  2. Add chilli flakes to the sauce if you wish to give your pasta sauce some heat.
  3. Do not overcook the pasta as you will cook it further in the coconut sauce again.
  4. You can use raw or cooked prawns. I share tips on how to cook with perfect prawns in this recipe here.

There may be few questions going through your mind reading this recipe.

I have tried to answer some but please feel free to leave your questions in the comments and I will get back ASAP.

What type of Pasta is best for making Prawn Pasta?

For this recipe I have used long flat pasta as that is all I had. But from the other times I have made this recipe , I think linguine goes best with the pasta sauce.  you can also use tagliatelle.

I do not like the pairing of Pasta with oriental sauce, can I use something else other than pasta?

This is an easy and quick pasta dish where the creamy pasta sauce is made separately. This means that you can use regular noodles, rice noodles or even rice to go with the creamy prawn sauce.

If you rather make a more traditional yet low fat pasta dish, then try this creamy spaghetti in lemon garlic sauce. 

What Can I substitute lemongrass with?

Lemongrass adds freshness to the dish, you can substitute it with lemon rind or omit it completely from the dish.

I do not like heat? Do I have to use chilli flakes and hot sauce ?

The hot sauce and chilli flakes adds an interesting dimension to the dish. If you are not a fan of spicy food, then you can by all means choose to remove it from the recipe.

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What is your Family Favorite Pasta Dish?

Pasta being one of the most popular family meals, I am sure you may have your favourites too!

I would love to hear what flavours you have experimented with.

I make pasta almost once every week, to keep kids happy with their mom while my menu planning for one day is sorted!

So any new recipe sure does help.

Buon appetito

 

 


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Ingredients

Pasta - 200 gms
Shrimps or prawns - 150 gms
Capsicum - 1, diced
Soya sauce - 4 tbsp
Sweet chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Lemongrass - 1 stick, (optional)
Garlic - 3
Ginger - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
SPICES USED
Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
*Ingredients Needed

Directions

1
Boil any kind of pasta of your choice until al dente and set aside.(tagliatelle, linguine or long thin pasta go well with this coconut milk pasta sauce)
2
Prepare a sauce with 4 tbsp of soya sauce, 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce and 1 tsp grated ginger. Keep aside for later use. Note - Add chilli flakes to the sauce if you wish to give your pasta sauce some heat.
3
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic to it and saute for 1 minute.
4
Now add cleaned and washed shrimps and saute for another 2 minutes.
5
Add the diced capsicum and continue to saute.
6
Next, add the soy, ginger, sweet chilli sauce and stir it in with the shrimps and capsicum until it is well coated.
7
Finally, add a cup of coconut milk and lemongrass, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil.
8
Cook until the prawns are done.
9
Add the pasta to the coconut milk sauce mixing it all together.
10
Keep the sauce as per your preferred consistency.
11
Remove from heat and serve the oriental flavoured Shrimp pasta.