Cooking at Home – Using what you already have

This week, I really wanted a challenge for myself, something I would never make but would eat it in a restaurant. So, that is why I decided to attempt to make prawns and linguine pasta in homemade butter and garlic sauce. first, I went into my freezer and saw a bag of uncooked prawns then the idea popped into my head. I will make some linguine pasta! so, I got out the ingredients I needed. I knew that I didn’t want to go for just plain old alfredo sauce, so I asked my mother what sauce she thought would be good and she said I should do a garlic butter sauce. So that’s what I did. She gave me guidance on how to make the sauce.

First I put some water in a medium pot and let it come to a boil. When I heard bubbles begin to pop I knew it was time to add my thin and delicate linguine pasta to the slightly salty water. while that was going I made the sauce, first, I put some salted butter into a pan and while I did that I heard the butter begin sizzle so I turned the heat down just a little. Then I chopped up some garlic and threw it in the pan with the butter, the strong scent of garlic hit my face as it was put in. Then I add a bit of olive oil and let it sit for a moment as I checked on the pasta. The pasta was so delicate while I was straining it. I added in the noncooked prawns to the sauce, a fishy scent wafting toward me hit my nose from the prawns. I let that cook then added in my pasta to the sauce, everything was starting to come together and smell amazing. lastly, I put it into a bowl and topped it off with some fresh parmesan.

Next time I would change the amount of prawn to noodles. It was just a little too many prawns for not enough noodles, so I would add more noodles and fewer prawns. I also was able to keep cooking even though I had burned myself on a hot pan when I was beginning to cook this meal. I ran my hand under cold water and then pushed through to make the food. Furthermore, I was so proud of myself that I was able to make a dish that I thought was going to be difficult, and I did it all by myself and it looked beautiful. lastly, I am excited that I now know how to cook another thing and now can help out my parents by making this dish once a week for them.

Here is a picture of the pasta!