Super scampi

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
3 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
6 anchovies
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
2 stems oregano, leaves stripped and finely chopped
A generous handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
250ml dry white wine
45g butter, cut into small pieces
950ml chicken stock
500ml water
1.4kg large prawn, peeled and deveined
500g linguini
1 lemon
A handful of basil leaves, about 20, torn
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Crusty bread, torn into pieces
1) Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add anchovies, garlic and crushed pepper to the pan and cook until anchovies melt into oil, a couple of minutes.

2) Add herbs and wine and reduce for 1 minute then melt butter into sauce. Add stock and water to the pan and bring to a boil.

3) Stir in the prawn and pasta and reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered for 7 to 8 minutes until pasta is al dente and prawn are firm.

4) Stir in zest and juice of 1 lemon and basil, season with salt and pepper to your taste.

5) Serve directly from pan with hot, crusty bread.

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