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Quick linguine with prawns, clams, garlic and chilli

Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz driedlinguine or spaghetti pasta (regular or wholewheat)
  • 3 tbsp extra virginolive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 large bananashallots, finely diced
  • 3garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 2 redchillies, seeds removed (if you like less heat) and finely chopped
  • 400g/14oz raw, peeled tigerprawns, deveined (about 600g/1lb 5oz frozen weight)
  • 400g/14ozclams in their shells, washed thoroughly (ideally soaked them in cold water for an hour), discard any that remain open when tapped
  • 1 glasswhite wine (about 150-200ml/5-7fl oz)
  • 1 small bunchparsley, roughly chopped (about 3 tbsp chopped)
  • flakedsea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 70g/2½ozrocket
  • 1 smalllemon, cut into 4 wedges
  • 350g/12oz driedlinguine or spaghetti pasta (regular or wholewheat)
  • 3 tbsp extra virginolive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 large bananashallots, finely diced
  • 3garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 2 redchillies, seeds removed (if you like less heat) and finely chopped
  • 400g/14oz raw, peeled tigerprawns, deveined (about 600g/1lb 5oz frozen weight)
  • 400g/14ozclams in their shells, washed thoroughly (ideally soaked them in cold water for an hour), discard any that remain open when tapped
  • 1 glasswhite wine (about 150-200ml/5-7fl oz)
  • 1 small bunchparsley, roughly chopped (about 3 tbsp chopped)
  • flakedsea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 70g/2½ozrocket
  • 1 smalllemon, cut into 4 wedges

Preparation method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to the packet instructions, adding salt to flavour and some oil to stop the pasta sticking if desired.
  2. Meanwhile, put the oil in a large saucepan (that has a tight-fitting lid) over a medium heat. Add the shallots and gently fry for 8-10 minutes until softened, stirring from time to time. Add the garlic and chillies and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the prawns and cook for one minute, stirring. Add the clams and white wine, bring to the boil and then cover with a lid. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the clam shells have all opened (discard any that don’t) and the prawns have turned from grey to pink.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain well, tip it in on top of the shellfish and mix together well. Stir the chopped parsley through and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Pile into serving bowls, drizzle with an extra bit of olive oil, scatter the rocket over, top with a good grinding of black pepper and serve each bowl with a wedge of lemon.