Creamy Pasta with Prawns

Serves:  4

Ingredients:  8oz/225g pasta spirals; 1 tblsp vegetable oil; 3oz/75g spring onions, sliced; one garlic clove, crushed; 1 tsp tomato puree; 6 tblsp fromage frais or single cream; 4oz/100g cooked, peeled prawns; 7oz/200g tuna in brine, drained and flaked; small bunch of fresh basil, chopped; salt and freshly ground black pepper; fresh bay leaf or finely shredded spring onion, to garnish

  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan.  Add the onions and garlic and fry for one minute, stirring.  Stir in the tomato puree, fromage frais, prawns and tuna.  Add the basil and 4 tblsp water.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta then return it to the pan.  Pour the sauce over the pasta, mixing it in well.  Warm together gently and season to taste.  Serve garnished with the bay leaf or shredded spring onion.

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