Sizzling prawns in chilli butter with orzo, herb and tomato salad

2
30 minutes

Ingredients

Sizzling prawns in chilli butter

  • 200g of prawns, raw and peeled
  • 30g of butter
  • 2 red chillies, in oil, thinly sliced (or 1 chilli if you prefer a milder heat)
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch of smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Pasta salad

  • 150g of orzo
  • 14 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp of dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice

Method

1
First, prepare the orzo salad. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the orzo until just al dente (around 7–8 minutes)
2
Meanwhile, mix together the olive oil, salt, herbs, lemon juice and zest
3
Drain the pasta, then toss with the olive oil and herb mixture. Stir through the tomatoes and set aside
4
For the prawns, heat the butter on a medium heat in a saucepan. Add the chillies and garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant and the garlic has softened slightly
5
Turn the heat up slightly, throw in the prawns and smoked paprika and cook for a couple of minutes on each side, or until just pink. Season and scatter with the parsley
6
Divide the orzo salad between 2 plates or bowls. Spoon the prawns and butter over the top then serve immediately