Squid ink pasta in a creamy vodka & prawn sauce – Anna & Roberta Montali

Anna & Roberta Montali's Squid ink pasta in a creamy vodka & prawn sauce

Anna & Roberta Montali’s Squid ink pasta in a creamy vodka & prawn sauce

Never have to search too deeply into Anna & Roberta Montali’s Recipe Collection to find the perfect dish to go with a wine,  Their usual lusty flavours are perfectly matched with this lusty Rosé.

Serves   4
Prepping & Cooking Time: 40 minutes

45ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
800g prawns, cleaned and shelled
60ml (¼ cup) vodka
400ml fresh cream
30ml (2 tbsp) tomato paste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
45ml (3 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

400g squid ink pasta
Zest of 1 lemon, to serve

To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and sauté the prawns for a few minutes until they turn pink.

Pour in the vodka and leave to cook until the alcohol has evaporated.

Add the cream and tomato paste and cook stirring until it is a little thick. Season.

Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain.

Serve the pasta tossed in the sauce and topped with the parsley and lemon zest.

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Anna & Roberta Montali

Anna & Roberta Montali

Anna Montali is a well known South African food writer and recipe developer. Her culinary skills have taken her on many journeys but in the end her true calling, sharing her skills with all her fans through her very own platform in the form of her tantalisingly delicious blog. Inspired by her greatest passion for food and travel, Anna Montali together with her daughter Roberta and their incredible team, will be presenting only the best this industry has to offer. On the beautifully illustrated blog you can find everything from the latest trends and newest products, to an array of scrumptious recipes, travel features, ‘hot-off’ the press news and so much more! Up to date with daily, weekly and monthly posts Anna Montali Blog is like a giant pantry filled with the tastiest ingredients just waiting for you to explore and create your own masterpiece!

Roberta Montali, Anna’s daughter works side by side with her. Roberta, formerly a beauty journalist is now pursuing a career with her mother. Born into a home filled with avid cooks, it seemed that the perfect lifestyle for her would be the food business. As a little girl, cooking was always her passion and she has truly opened her arms to the wonderful idea of not only cooking, but writing about food, wine and her travels.

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