Dida’s your local - recipe of the month

Every month Dida's on Jervois Road brings us a new recipe to try at home.

Italian Prawn Linguini
8 king prawns
30g sliced pancetta
1 red chilli
½ lime, juiced
1 shallot, sliced
200g linguini
4 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
10g parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
Splash of white wine
1 spring onion

Place the pasta in boiling water till just cooked.

Peel and prepare the prawns. Wrap the prawns in pancetta and cook in a fry pan for around 1½ minutes on each side

Add the sliced shallot and chopped red chilli to the pan and fry all together. Add a splash of white wine then add the cooked pasta and cherry tomatoes. Add the sliced spring onion and lime juice, then mix together in the pan. Cook for a minute longer or until all ingredients are cooked and hot.

Spoon into individual bowls, add a zest of lime and parmesan cheese on top. Alternatively, serve in one large bowl in the centre of the table, Italian family style.

A-Mano Primitivo is the perfect match for this dish, from the south of Italy where seafood is in abundance. This wine also has a delightful spice to it that matches beautifully with the chilli in this dish. This red wine has firm tannins, perfect for the rusticity of the pancetta.

Come into Dida’s Food Store this month and try our linguini with a glass of A-Mano Primitivo.

DIDA’S, 54 Jervois Road, T: 09 361 6157, www.didas.co.nz