Seafood, Staple

Good Luck Pasta

Posted by devagi

There are some ingredients that are considered auspicious in Chinese culture and used mostly during the Chinese New Year.Β  The auspicious symbolism of these foods is based on their pronunciations or appearance. The preparation, and the way it is served and eaten matters a lot too.Β  I have used black moss (wealth), prawns (liveliness), shitake mushrooms (longevity, great opportunities) and leeks (lots of money) in this pasta dish.Β  π’žπ’½π‘’π‘’π“‡π“ˆ π“‰π‘œ 𝒢 π’½π’Άπ“…π“…π“Ž 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π“…π“‡π‘œπ“ˆπ“…π‘’π“‡π‘œπ“Šπ“ˆ πΏπ“Šπ“ƒπ’Άπ“‡ π’žπ’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘’π“ˆπ‘’ π’©π‘’π“Œ.

300 g angel hair pasta (capellini)

2 tablespoons salted butter

200 g medium prawns, peeled and deveined

2 cloves garlic, minced

150 g Chinese leeks, sliced

100 g fresh Shitake mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine (optional)

2 tablespoons soaked black moss

3 tablespoons soy sauce

300 ml milk

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

40 g chopped spring onions

100 g grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper


Boil pasta according to directions on packaging, drain and keep aside.  Reserve 250 ml of the pasta water.

Heat butter in a wok and stir fry the prawns on high heat until is cooked.  Remove from the wok and keep aside.

Into the butter that is remaining in the wok, add in the minced garlic and leeks and sautΓ© for 1 minute.

Add in the mushrooms and sautΓ© briefly.

Add in rice wine, pasta water and the black moss and deglaze the pan. Cook the mushrooms for about 2 minutes.

Add in the boiled pasta, soy sauce, milk and extra virgin olive oil and toss well.  Adjust salt and pepper.

Add in the cooked prawns, chopped spring onions and Parmesan cheese.  Toss to mix well.

Serve immediately.

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