Speedy Italian Dinners
The Australian Women's Weekly Food|Issue 65 2020
Speedy Italian Dinners
Got hungry mouths to feed? These family favourites will be on the table in no time.

Dinners pronto

BUTTER-CHILLI GARLIC PRAWNS

PREP + COOK TIME 15 MINUTES SERVES 4

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

100g butter

2 fresh long red chillies, sliced finely

400g uncooked shelled medium prawns, tails intact

2−3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons lime juice

¼ cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves

1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

1 Heat oil and butter in a large frying pan over high heat and cook chilli, prawns, garlic and lime juice, stirring, for 3 minutes or until prawns just change colour. Season to taste.

2 Sprinkle prawns with coriander and serve with lemon wedges.

Test Kitchen Notes

Serve prawns with jasmine rice or crusty bread to mop up the juices, if you like.

MUSHROOM & SPINACH GNOCCHI

PREP + COOK TIME 10 MINUTES SERVES 4

625g fresh potato gnocchi

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

375g assorted mushrooms, sliced thinly

2 cloves garlic, crushed

300ml pouring cream

90g baby spinach leaves

1/3cup (25g) finely grated parmesan

1 Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain.

2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium−high heat. Cook mushrooms and garlic, stirring, until softened. Add cream and spinach, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until spinach wilts and sauce thickens. Stir in half the parmesan. Season to taste.

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