Prawn pasta with peppers and cream

Serves 4

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

1 tbsp vegetable oil
340g/12oz raw prawns, shelled and deveined
½ red pepper, finely sliced
½ yellow pepper, finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp hot chilli sauce (optional)
150ml/5fl oz double cream
340g/12oz pasta, cooked to packet instructions
small bunch of fresh basil leaves, shredded
freshly ground black pepper

1. Add the oil, prawns and peppers to a large frying pan, season with a little salt and stir-fry over a high heat for about a minute. Add the garlic and fry until the prawns are cooked through.
2. Add the chilli sauce (if using) and mix well. Pour in the cream and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened, then add the pasta to warm through.
3. Remove from the heat and fold in the shredded basil. Season to taste and serve immediately.

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