Fettuccine with Prawns and Baby Fennel in Pernod Cream SauceFrom mystic_river1 8 years ago
- What you'll need shopping list
- 14 oz wide fettuccine shopping list
- 21 fl oz fresh cream shopping list
- 20 whole green king prawns shopping list
- 2 medium brown onions (1/2 finely diced. 1 1/2 roughly chopped shopping list
- 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) shopping list
- 1 carrot (roughly chopped) shopping list
- 1 celery stalk (roughly chopped) shopping list
- 3 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated) shopping list
- 1 bulb baby fennel (cleaned of fronds, halved and thinly sliced) shopping list
- 1 tbsp tomato paste shopping list
- extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- butter shopping list
- bay leaves shopping list
- peppercorns shopping list
- sea salt flakes shopping list
- black pepper corn mill shopping list
How to make it
- What to do
- For the Stock
- Peel & clean the prawns, keep the heads & shells (leave the tails on if you like).
- In a large pot sauté the chopped onion, carrot and celery in a little olive oil for 1 minute.
- Add the prawn shells and heads and sauté for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and (14 fl oz) of water.
- Add 3-4 bay leaves and 6-8 peppercorns and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and continue to simmer until reduced by just over half.
- For the Pasta
- In another pot boil enough salted water to cook the pasta in.
- Cook the pasta until al dente (check the package).
- Strain the pasta and cool with running water.
- For the Sauce
- In a large fry pan, melt 2 tbsps butter with 2 tbsps olive oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the diced onion, fennel and garlic until starting to turn translucent.
- Turn the heat to high and add 1/4 cup of Pernod.
- Burn the alcohol off the Pernod and reduce until the pan is only slightly wet.
- Remove from the heat.
- Place the contents of the pan along with the cream into a large pot and return to medium heat.
- Allow to simmer and thicken, approx 10 minutes
- Meanwhile once the prawn stock has reduced by half, strain it and discard the solids.
- Add no more than 7 fl oz)of the stock to the sauce and continue to reduce until thick (do not boil).
- Once sauce is thick enough to coat the pasta, reduce to low heat.
- Wipe the fry pan clean and melt 1 tbsp of butter with 1 tbsp of olive oil over high heat.
- Add the prawns and cook for approx 2 minutes or until pink.
- Splash with a few tbsps of Pernod, burn off the alcohol and add the contents to the sauce.
- Add parmesan cheese to sauce, stir and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
- Rinse pasta under hot water to warm up, shake off excess water and plunge pasta into sauce.
- Stir gently and serve.
- Garnish with excess fennel fronds if desired.
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