Friday, 23 April 2010

Sinhalese Prawn Pasta - Gluten, Wheat and Dairy free!

Following on from the night I spent with Sainsburys, and my recent posting of my delicious Aubergine Bhajis - this is the main dish I made for my mini Freefrom dinner party, the recipe was adapted from Ainsley Harriots Low fat Meals in Minutes. Its quick and easy to make, the Freefrom pasta does break up a little but is not detrimental to the taste.

The original recipe says 450g spaghetti, which seems a little excessive for 2 people…..


200g Sainsburys Freefrom pasta
225 peeled prawns (cooked)
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp curry paste. I struggled to find a labelled GF one and chose Pataks Rogan Josh in the end which fitted the bill well and didn’t list contain any dairy or wheat..
½ a white onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander, plus extra for garnish
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (I omitted as not keen unless its on garlic bread!)
1 clove garlic
Zest and juice of lemon
1 tbsp

Boil the pasta as per packet instructions, drain, reserving about 12 tbsp of the cooking water.

In a large pan or wok heat the oil, add the garlic and onion and fry, without colouring, stir in the curry paste and cook for 20 seconds, add the reserved liquor, prawns, herbs, toss together to heat through, add the lemon zest and juice, season lightly, add the pasta, mix well and garnish with fresh coriander


  1. Looks good Anne.

    Out of interest, if you go to Pataks website, they do state that the Rogan Josh paste is gluten free, but I don't think some of their other products are. Hope that helps when you next cook for your friend!


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