Chilli shrimp (prawns) – One of my life time pursuits is to find the ultimate recipe for chilli shrimp. So far this is it, a few ingredients, quick to cook and quicker to eat. Only 4 ingredients are needed; shrimp (prawns), butter, garlic and chillies. In this example I also used a bed of fettuccine. The one thing I am yet to settle on is to peel or not peel the shrimp prior to cooking, but I think I have a workable compromise. Here is another recipe that highlights the head and shell as centre on shrimpy tasty flavour – http://wtseafood.com/recipe-linguini-with-head-on-shrimp-tomatoes-and-garlic/
Just can’t beat the fresh flavour of a green curry made from scratch. And great therapy to mash and grind the ingredients into a paste.
This recipe will make 5 to 6 tablespoons of paste. I generally freeze this, with minimal effect on flavour and good for a few months.
The most important step in making a good Napoli sauce is in selecting the right tomatoes. I am sure home grown tomatoes are a great for a Napoli sauce, but I have tried and get the best results by using canned Italian tomato. A wise Italian explained to me to only use canned tomatoes that contain only tomatoes and tomato juice. The theory goes that additional citric acid is only ever added because the tomatoes where not fully ripe when they where canned in order to preserve them. Whether or not this is true by following this tip I have ended up with the best tasting Napoli sauce.
This is a general purpose sauce that can be used with pasta dishes, pizza toping etc… I generally make a big pot full an freeze it in 2 cup quantities so it is always on hand to make a quick pasta e.t.c…