Spaghetti for Your Valentine

Kath's Kitchen / Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Nothing says “you’re all right” like a home-cooked meal; even if the main ingredient is pasta. Light some candles, pop on The Greatest Showman soundtrack and the night’s a good’n. One of my favourite dishes of all time is a dish that involves both pasta and some kind of fish. So, today, I made myself the kind of dinner that would be perfect for me on Valentine’s Day (listen up, Griffiths).

Ingredients | For you and your Valentine

  • 150g spaghetti
  • 100g prawns (cooked and peeled, defrosted beforehand)
  • 284ml double cream
  • 50g butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 courgette
  • 75g broccoli
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Set the oven to gas mark 6 before finely chopping the garlic. Chop the courgette into half moons and prepare the broccoli. Add all the veg and half of the garlic to a bowl. Mix it together with a big splash of oil and a few pinches of salt. Spread the mix out onto a oil-ified and lined tray and roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the garlic to a heated (with oil) pan and fry it off. Add in 25g butter and mix together. Pop the prawns in too.
  3. Boil the kettle and, once boiled, add it to a medium pan with a few sprinkles of salt. Add in the spaghetti and cook for 12 minutes/until ready.
  4. Once the veg is done, add it to the pan and stir for a few minutes. Turn the heat down and pour in the cream, stirring often; stir in the rest of the butter.
  5. When the spaghetti is finished, plonk it all in a pasta dish and eat while staring into your partner’s eyes and all that.

Whether you’re spending tomorrow with a loved one, a best friend, a Zac Efron movie or you’re still eating pancakes (because… pancakes!), have a happy Valentine’s Day… And don’t forget to set a reminder to pick up all of the reduced chocolate boxes on the fifteenth!

Love, Kath

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