I called Moe from work yesterday afternoon and had him pull a container of prawns out of the freezer. Spotted prawns are unique to the west coast and the season is a very short one, just 6 weeks or so long.
Spotted Prawns are a favourite of mine. I don't like shrimp at all,but I love these prawns. Sweet and tender.
Dinner was quick to put together. I put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta and while the spaghetti cooked I heated olive oil over high heat and quickly sauted the prawns sprinkled with hot red pepper flakes. Removed the prawns and set aside. Added a little more olive oil to the pan, two cloves of minced garlic and a small can of quality Italian tomatoes, broken up, (I used my fingers) and a splash of chicken broth. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Simmered for a few minutes while the spaghetti was still cooking. Drained the spaghetti , I tossed the prawns back into the sauce, added the spaghetti, threw in a big handful of chopped fresh basil (from my garden) tossed and served.