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Ink fish spaghetti


  • ½ kilo dry ink fish spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic glove chopped
  • 8 prawns peeled and washed
  • 2 liters chicken stock
  • 400 ml fresh cream
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tea cup white wine
  • Onebunch rocket leaves (arugula leaves)
  • 4 small vine tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper




  • Bring stock to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until tender. This should take about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the pasta and place under cold running water.
  • Place the tomatoes on a baking tray with salt and pepper and a little olive oil and bake in the oven at 150oC for 20 minutes.
  • Heatalittleoliveoilinanon-stickfryingpanand lightly sauté the prawns. Add the onions and garlic and then add the wine.
  • Allow the wine to evaporate a little and then add the fresh cream.
  • After a few minutes (when you notice the cream thickens) add the basil, salt and pepper and then finally add the pasta.
  • As soon as the pasta has absorbed most of the cream mixture, plate and add arugula on top and finish with the roast tomatoes as a garnish.

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