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Gamberi Al Vino Bianco (Prawns with white wine)

This Prawns in White Wine recipe, with fresh herbs and lots of tomatoes, makes a great simple summer dinner. Serve with a salad, and french bread.

Prawns are a rich source of selenium, one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells. They also contain high levels of Zinc, which is important to develop a healthy immune system. Eating prawns helps build strong bones because they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium.

Gamberi Al Vino Bianco (Prawns with white wine)

Serves 4

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter

¼ cup Greek olive oil

½ cup finely chopped onions

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1 teaspoon finely diced jalapenos

1 cup diced tomatoes

¼ cup tomato paste

2 cups white wine

1 cup chicken broth

24-30 large prawns, raw and in tail shell

Optional – 1 pound cleaned mussels, discard any mussels that may be open.

½ cup roughly chopped parsley

Method:

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, jalapenos and tomatoes, stir well and continue to cook gently.
  • Pour the 2 cups wine and the chicken broth into the pan and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to half the amount.
  • Add the mussels (if using), cover and cook for 3-4 minutes (discard any unopened mussels)
  • Add the prawns, cook for 1 minute, remove from heat and let it rest for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with the chopped parsley.
  • Serve with a pasta of your choice, add 2 crusty baguettes (to mop up the delicious sauce), and a large garden salad.

Enjoy!

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