Quick and Simple Crayfish & Spinach Pasta in Garlic Butter


It's been quite a while since I've done a recipe post so with the new year and a new health and fitness routine I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite quick and simple meals.

At the moment I'm really looking for foods that I can whip up in no more than ten minutes but are still really delicious, healthy and will keep me going.

This Crayfish and Spinach pasta has to be one of the quickest and easiest go to meals I'm cooking in my kitchen this Spring. It's really delicious, and perfect when I'm looking for something simple to make while I'm on the go, or to box up and take with me for a cold pasta salad lunch.

For this recipe you're really not going to need measurements, go with as much or as little or any ingredient you want, and if you make to much you've got your lunch for tomorrow sorted.

OK so here's everything you're going to need:

Crayfish (although a different flavour, this would also work great with shrimp)

Pasta of your choice
Leeks cut to about 3" length ways
Washed Spinach
Garlic butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

I really like to make as little washing up as possible (just another time saver) so for this recipe al you're going to need is one deep side saucepan.

First you're going to want to boil your pasta for about 7-10 minutes or as long as it says on the packet. I like mine al dente so I cook it for around 7 minutes.

Tip: You can get quick cook pasta which only takes around 2-3 minutes if you're really looking to save time 

Meanwhile if I'm really in a rush, I usually take this time to get my last bits and bobs ready before I head out. Get my things together, put on my shoes and accessories...

OK so now the pasta done while that's draining take the same saucepan back to the stove and on a medium heat at a little olive oil and your garlic butter. Toss in your leeks and keeping them moving for around two minutes, until they being to wilt and golden.

Tip: For the best flavour I make my garlic butter the night before and leave it in the fridge to infuse.

Finally add the pasta back into the pan along with your spinach and crayfish tails for another minute. Don't leave it on the heat for too long because this will make the crayfish rubbery, you just want to warm them up.

Season to taste and you're done!

I really hope you enjoy this quick and simple crayfish and spinach pasta, let me know if you try it, and leave a comment below with your favourite quick fix meals.

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