Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since our last blog post, but we’re back today with a simple and delicious new Spring-inspired recipe we think you’ll love. This post was made possible by our friends at Catelli.

Fettuccine with Chili Garlic Prawns, Feta and Cilantro

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Catelli to bring you a series of pasta recipes we’ll be rolling out this year, each of which ties into the idea of reuniting through food — be it with other family members, old friends, or whoever else is special in your life. What’s more, to help celebrate 150 years in Canada, Catelli is offering up an amazing giveaway valued at $10,000 to help you put together an epic reunion of your own (read on for details on how to enter!)

With Jeremy and I knee-deep in our cookbook manuscript, we probably don’t need to tell you what a busy / intense time this has been for us both. Don’t get me wrong — we’re truly enjoying the process of writing our first cookbook, and not complaining at all about the amount of work that’s involved — but naturally, we’ve had to make extra sure to carve out some free time in an effort to stay… uh, sane.

There’s no official roadmap to how to write a cookbook, so really, we’re going with the flow and doing what feels right. Because there’s so many different elements involved, as soon as one aspect starts to feel “too much,” it’s fairly easy to just switch gears and focus on something else that needs to be done. We’re chipping away at the whole thing day by day, and there is a semblance of light at the end of the tunnel (despite how seemingly far away it still feels).

Since embarking on this whole project, weekends have become a solace for us both; a time to switch off and relax. Naturally, with food being our job, we still need to eat — so this right here is the perfect kind of recipe for us when we’re on full leisure mode. Made with just a handful of ingredients and ready on the table in about 15 minutes, this is the perfect pasta dish for us when we’re looking to spend some quality time together at home.

Fettuccine with Chili Garlic Prawns, Feta and Cilantro

Working and living together means we obviously spend a fair amount of time together, but it’s still important for us to “reunite” over a meal, and take quality time for ourselves. Catelli’s exciting contest is an amazing opportunity for you to put together your very own reunion moment, be it with an old friend you haven’t seen for years; family relatives from across the pond; or maybe even a long-distance relationship.

Catelli knows that good memories are shared over good food, and this contest is all about helping Canadians reconnect over a great meal. To enter, simply put together a story in 200 words or less about who you would bring to your family reunion this summer. Catelli wants to know how they’ve inspired and supported you over the years, and why your family needs to reconnect. Share your story on the Catelli website before April 4th, 2017 and follow the prompts. And be sure to give this simple and flavorful Fettuccine with Chili Garlic Prawns, Feta and Cilantro a go the next time you’re craving a tasty one-dish meal you need ready in a flash!

Fettuccine with Chili Garlic Prawns, Feta and Cilantro

Fettuccine with Chili Garlic Prawns, Feta and Cilantro (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 200g Catelli Smart Fettuccine
  • 2-3 litres water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 prawns, devained with shells removed
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup soft feta cheese
  • chili flakes, to serve (optional)

Method

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat chili oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add onion and cook for 6-7 minutes until they soften and become translucent.

Add garlic, and cook another 2-3 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside. Once 2 minutes is left on the pasta cooking time, return frying pan to medium heat. Add shelled prawns, and gently brown on each side until they turn pink and are cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Drain pasta, and place directly in the pan. Toss with cilantro, and combine everything so it’s well coated. Add feta cheese, toss gently again, and serve with chili flakes (optional).

This post was sponsored by Catelli. All opinions are ours. This recipe is part Catelli’s 150 Collection.