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Spaghetti with Garlic Butter, Bacon and Prawns

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Spaghetti with Garlic Butter, Bacon and Prawns

Serves 4

60g unsalted butter, softened
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped basil, plus extra to serve
400g spaghetti
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 bacon rashers, chopped
500g green prawn meat, roughly chopped

1. Pound butter, garlic, lemon and basil in a mortar and pestle (or mash with a fork in a bowl) to combine well. Set aside.
2. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water to packet instructions.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep frypan over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until starting to crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel.
4. Return pan to heat and melt half the butter. Add prawns and stir for 2-3 minutes until just cooked. Drain pasta, then add to frypan with bacon and remaining butter. Toss, season and serve with extra basil.

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