Cooking for Students Sausage and Prawn Tagliatelle

Sausage and Prawn Tagliatelle

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Dzung Thuy Nguyen

This pasta dish is a tantalising combination of prawns, sausages, colourful peppers, and garlic served over spaghetti.

What’s in it?

  • Cooking oil
  • 4 sausages
  • 40g prawns
  • 180g tagliatelle
  • 1 pepper, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 250g garlic and onion pasta sauce
  • Half a chilli, sliced
  • Salt, pepper, and mixed herbs
  • Parmesan or hard cheese, grated
  • A couple of fresh coriander twigs and leaves
*2 servings

How’s it made?

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the sausages on all sides until they are evenly brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add prawns and cook for another 4 minutes.
  3. Remove sausages and prawns from the frying pan.
  4. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil.
  5. Once the water is boiling, stir in tagliatelle and return to the boil. Cook tagliatelle uncovered, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 12 minutes.
  6. Drain well and set in the sink.
  7. Cook and stir peppers, celery, and onion in the hot frying pan until the vegetables are slightly softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Slice the sausages, and return them together with prawns to the frying pan.
  9. Stir garlic and onion sauce with the sausages, prawns, and vegetables. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  10. Throw in chillies and simmer until the vegetables are soft, sausages are no longer pink in the middle, and the sauce has reduced to about half its volume, 10 minutes.
  11. Season with salt, pepper, and mixed herbs.

To serve, place tagliatelle on a warmed plate and spoon the sauce over before sprinkling with parmesan and coriander.