Easy Family Supper
~ Baked Garlic Prawn & Spaghetti Gratin ~
A One Pot Meal!
A fabulous and easy family supper that only uses one pot – well, one baking tray actually! This is one of the recipes that I promised to share with you from my meal plan on Tuesday: Meal Planning Tuesday – The Family Meal Plan whilst I Live on £1 a Day! This is a little pungent, but I think most people like garlic prawns and pasta, don’t they? I sometimes add some cooked mussels to this dish, but any seafood would be good……such as small scallops and calamari, just adjust the cooking times if necessary. And by the same token, please do adjust the garlic to taste, add more for an anti-social evening of garlic prawn bliss or less if you have a job interview the next day! I am known as a bit of a garlic fiend, I love it, and so always add plenty.
This is such an easy meal and a GREAT way to get the kiddie winkies to eat fish and seafood……you can also “veg” this up a bit and add mushrooms or even peas and broccoli. It is a LITTLE naughty with the butter, but if you are REALLY worried about the butter, which is a wonderful natural ingredient and is fine to eat now and then, I am sure rapeseed oil or olive oil would be just as nice – but I DO love it with good British butter. You can use other pasta shapes, and penne is a good alternative to spaghetti….as is a nice egg tagliatelle too. This is a pretty short post for today, as I have LOTS of great photos to upload for another post, later today or tomorrow, and, I have also got to write my Live Below the Line on £1 a Day report for the end of the week……so it’s all busy on the blogging front!
Don’t forget I have THREE wonderful Giveaway Contests running right now……I am thrilled to be able to host them, as they all cover subjects/ food that is close to my heart…….fresh fish and BRITISH fish at that, BRITISH berries as well as supporting Breast Cancer Care and the Jubilee……..so, do pop by and enter them, there has to be a winner, and it could be YOU! See you later, Karen.
Great British Fresh Fish GIVEAWAY: Win £30 worth of Beautiful Fresh Fish delivered to your door for FREE!
Win a family ticket to the Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park presented by Sainsburys
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Baked Garlic Prawn & Spaghetti Gratin
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish, Snack|
|Occasion||Casual Party, Formal Party|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 1350g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 4 - 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 100g butter, cubed
- 225g cooked spaghetti
- 150g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
- 100g cooked mussels
A wonderful baked spaghetti gratin with garlic prawns and a baked cheesy topping, wonderful for a simple supper.
|Step 1||Spread the prawns evenly in large shallow baking dish/gratin dish. Mix the herbs and seasonings together and then sprinkle them over the prawns. |
|Step 2||Pour the lemon juice over the prawns and then add the cubed butter. Bake uncovered in a pre-heated oven 180C/375F for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.|
|Step 3||Take the prawns out of the oven and add the cooked spaghetti to the prawns in the baking dish/gratin dish; mix well and then sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese over the top and bake for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the prawn gratin is bubbling hot. (Add the cooked mussels at this point if using)|
|Step 4||Serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley sprigs.|
As this recipe has LEMON JUICE in it, I am sending it over to Working London Mummy and Laura – How to Cook Good Food for the Ingredient of the month, which is LEMONS for May!
working london mummy says
oooh a lovely set of ingredients here. Could be a great midweek supper for my family!
Thanks N! Simple and easy to cook, maybe make little pots for miss munchkin?
Julie in Texas says
Yum. I will need to use good Gulf shrimp but that should work.
Gulf shrimp will be JUST fabulous Julie! 🙂
Noeleen Cleary says
Robbed! OMGosh, that looks and sounds delicious. And, inexpensive. Definitely going to make that, probably tomorrow. YUM! Thanks, Karen!
LOL! LOVELY to see you hear Noeleen and DO try this recipe, it is lovely and EASY!
Oh yum!!My kids adore prawns and garlic luckily but baking them along with spaghetti sounds like such a good idea and so easy. Brilliant entry for #oneingredient. Thanks Karen xx
GREAT news Laura! I am loving the one ingredient this month as it’s an ingredient that I use all the time!
Ren Behan says
Wonderful Karen! I am always nervous about giving the kids prawns/seafood – something to do with avoiding them when they were babies and then never re-investigating. We eat lots of fish though, of course. We’ll try this though. This looks like a really lovely supper and a great use of lemon!! xx
Thanks Ren! I have just thought, this would make a GREAT entry to your Family Favourites….will add badge and link up! Just try the prawns at first for the children…..and build them up gradually!
Kiddie winkies at the house will love this. This got me drooling too =)
GREAT! I hope you try this and do let me know if you do!
wow this looks amazing – I love prawns and pasta – not too keen on mussels and squid. By the way, I’m not hosting the one ingredient challenge! Now your tweet makes sense – I thought you were just letting me know 🙂
LOL! Wrong person….It’s LAURA who is hosting! LOL! Sorry…..must change my post!
Looks delicious. I haven’t made fish in a while, might have to change that tonight 😉
Thanks Mark…..this is a very easy meal and is always a winner!
cakesphotoslife (Angie) says
Sounds a beautiful meal, will have to try this on the boys xxx
Thanks Angie – do let me know what you all think of this recipe if you make it!
Maya Russell says
Looks delicious. Lovely pictures again.
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