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Macaroni with prawns, zucchini and green asparagus

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Hi,

This is very simple and quick dish. It’s now asparagus season. In the Netherlands you only see white asparagus. I was lucky to do some shopping in Germany and to buy green version of asparagus. I love these ones. Their biggest advantage is that you do not need to peel them 🙂

This dish could be served with salmon but my freezer was out of salmon, therefore I used prawns. Still good combination… As this is the simplest way of macaroni, with no other sauce than olive oil, juice from cooking vegetables and prawns, it’s in my opinion very healthy and low caloric. You may want to limit olive oil to one spoon, to make it even less caloric. For the ones that do not count calories and cannot imagine eating macaroni without cheese, I would suggest to add parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients (for 2 people):

– ca. 200g macaroni

– 1 bunch green asparagus

– 1/2 zucchini

– 1/2 leek

– ca. 200g prawns

– 2tbsp. olive oil extra virgin

– 3 garlic cloves

– Salt and pepper to taste

Know-how:

  1. Cook the macaroni according to packet instructions; drain.
  2. Meantime cut leek and zucchini into thin strips. Cook/fry on olive oil for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add cut into 3-4cm green asparagus. You may want to remove the hard ends first, and peel of the skin from the thickest parts. Add together with prawns to zucchini and leek, cook for next 5 minutes.
  4. Add chopped garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook for next 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked vegetables and prawns to a bowl with drained macaroni.
  6. Add 1tbsp of olive oil and salt/pepper to taste if needed. Mix and serve immediately.
  7. You may want to top with parmesan cheese.

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Enjoy your meal,

Anna *OnMyDish.wordpress.com*

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First year of blog 2012-2013

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Hi,

 

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post. My life has changed in the last months what you also see by decreased number of posts.

I really miss the time when I posted delicious recipes a couple times a week. Now it’s rather just a couple times a month.

 

Well, it’s been now a year since I put my first post 🙂  I still cook every day and I still love it. I just have limited time to take photos, edit, write text, etc.

 

It’s now almost the end of May and still in the Netherlands there is no spring. That’s a bit demotivating 😉

Nevertheless, I am optimistic and very curious what the other year of my blogging adventure will bring 😉

what is next

Well, for now on I congratulate myself on what I did the last year!

Let’s see what the next 12 months will bring “on my dish”.

 

It’s again asparagus season, so I hope in the coming days I will show you an interesting recipe with the use of green asparagus 😉

 

Cheers,

Anna

 

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