Lemon & Prawn Spaghetti

If you need a light dish, this spaghetti is a perfect choice: Super Quick, Fresh and Flavorful!

Good to Know:

Why do we use Lemon with Seafood?

Why should you choose Whole Wheat over White pasta?

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Why do we use Lemon with Seafood?

Why do we use lemon with seafood? - superhealthycooking.net

The flavors of lemon and seafood are complementary. Most cooked fish and shellfish have a mild but distinct flavor. Enriching that flavor is a delicate task because of the proteins’ mild attributes. But fresh lemon juice, in moderation, has the right combination of strength and subtlety.
The acid in lemons is capable of breaking down the proteins in seafood the same way cooking does. Some fish recipes call for extended acidic marination to cook the item in place of heat. Applying the lemon’s citric acid to fish, even if heat is featured in its preparation, breaks the proteins down further, aiding in digestion.
Diners who do not appreciate strong, fishy flavors prefer to use lemon to reduce the intensity of the taste.
– Grace Riley (eHow)

Lemon & Prawn Spaghetti – Recipe Details

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories: 396
  • Carbs: 48,8g /41,8g net
  • Fat: 16,7g
  • Protein: 20,3g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Sodium: 840mg

<<<More info about Nutrition and Daily Recommended Intakes>>>

Total Time: 15 min

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Recipe courtesy: Unknown.

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Ingredients

  • 130g whole-grain spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 110g large raw peeled prawn
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper

Directions

Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the prawns, and quickly fry until they are evenly pink. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.

Throw in the lemon zest and juice, the chopped parsley, 2 tbsp of the pasta cooking water, salt and pepper and heat it through.

Drain the spaghetti, add to the pan, then toss everything together. Serve with lemon wedges, if liked.


Why should you choose Whole Wheat over White pasta?

The main difference lies in the processing. The unrefined whole wheat contains 3 parts of the grain:

  • the bran (the grain’s outer layer),
  • the germ (the sprouting part of the seed), and
  • the endosperm (the starchy centre).

Why should you choose whole wheat over white pasta? - superhealthycooking.net

Meanwhile, the refining process leaves only the endosperm in the white pasta. This way the simple white pasta keeps much longer and it has a  better price, but nutritionally it’s much weaker.

Not only the colour (the whole grain pasta is brownish) but the taste is different as well. The whole wheat pasta has a strong, nutty flavour, which can be challenging to get used to.

Personally, we loved it and preferred it from the first bite 🙂

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. diaryrozaana says:

    I loved your recipe. Lemon, Prawn and Spaghetti is a beautiful combination. Would live to try to cook at home.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. alisonrost says:

    This looks absolutely amazing. I love lemon on pretty much anything. Pinning for this weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s so simple and fresh, We love it 🙂

      Like

  3. This pasta recipe seems like the perfect choice during the days when I run! Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m sure it’s a good choice! 🙂 Tell us if u liked it!

      Like

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