Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns & cherry tomatoes

Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes.

Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes

Pasta con gamberoni e pomodorini.

Pasta with seafood is very very popular here in Italy, most especially in the southern Italian regions and coastal areas. There are many delicious seafood pasta recipes. Some are made with a mix of different types of shellfish, fish and crustaceans . Others contain just one type of seafood (with or without tomatoes) and, in some cases, with other vegetables. This divine pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes is my Sicilian hubby’s recipe.  

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Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes in white bowl

Last weekend we stayed with close friends who have a beautiful country villa B&B in the Oltrepo Pavese area in Lombardy near Pavia, and not far from Milan. Luckily for us, they occasionally have weekends without paying guests and we can take advantage and go to visit! You can click this link to see where they live. It’s a beautiful place to stay if you’re ever in the area! 

cherry tomatoes cooking in frying pan for fettuccine pasta with giant prawns recipe

Watching men cook!

Our friends are real foodies too and we always enjoy the dishes they serve when we stay with them! This time round the ‘boys’ decided to cook Sunday lunch together! So, while my friend Arabella and I took my dog for a walk, our hubbies set about making our lunch. They made this yummy pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes!

Prawns cooking in frying pan for fettuccine pasta with giant prawns

I didn’t manage to get a photo of the ingredients before the cooking started. But, we came back from our walk in time to enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst watching the men cook. (Always a pleasure!!) I was also able to take some pics of the pasta with giant prawns in progress!  Because it turned out to be so yummy, I felt I had to share it here on The Pasta Project!

cooked prawns in metal bowl for fettuccine pasta with giant prawns

Italian food is often very simple but tastes sophisticated!

This recipe is yet another example of how Italians can take just a few ingredients and put together food that is good enough to be served in the classiest or most sophisticated of restaurants! My hubby is Sicilian, so he’s pretty good at these dishes. However, because it’s actually a very simple recipe, I think most people can make it.

sauce for fettuccine pasta with giant prawns in frying pan

Just a few ingredients is all you need!

The ingredients were just jumbo or giant prawns (You can use frozen ones), fresh cherry tomatoes (they have to be fresh and mature), garlic, dried thyme, parsley, white wine and butter. The boys cooked the tomatoes and prawns separately and then put them together to produce an exquisite sauce, which we ate with fettuccine.

Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns and cherry tomatoes in frying pan

The fresh tomatoes really made this pasta with giant prawns recipe. In fact, the tomato sauce could be served with pasta without the prawns for a very simple yet delicious meal! However, adding the prawns took this recipe to a different level. This is a dish you could serve at dinner parties and be sure to wow your guests!

Buon appetito

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Fettuccine pasta with giant prawns

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6 Comments

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    Lisa Bynum
    January 16, 2019 9:25 pm

    Everything from the food the your description of the weekend sounds perfect. I know I would love this.

    • Jacqui
      Jacqui
      January 20, 2019 7:53 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I love this pasta recipe. In fact, this type of seafood pasta recipe is probably one of my favourites!

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    Danielle
    January 16, 2019 8:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I love cherry tomatoes with pasta and adding in the prawns sounds great too!

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    Tisha
    January 16, 2019 8:33 pm

    This is just what I need! I’m a huge shrimp lover!!

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    Mary
    January 16, 2019 8:08 pm

    I love simple soulful Italian dishes like this! It looks wonderful!

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    Lisa Bryan
    January 16, 2019 7:42 pm

    Simple but tasty recipes like this are always the best!

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