Ramadan recipes: Comforting prawn gnocchetti pasta from celebrated chef Michael White

Ramadan recipes: Comforting prawn gnocchetti pasta from celebrated chef Michael White
Gnocchetti pasta with red prawns. (Supplied)
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Updated 13 May 2020

Ramadan recipes: Comforting prawn gnocchetti pasta from celebrated chef Michael White

Ramadan recipes: Comforting prawn gnocchetti pasta from celebrated chef Michael White

DUBAI: Michael White, who is the head chef and owner of the Altamarea Group, which is composed of Dubai’s Marea restaurant, shares a comforting gnocchetti pasta with red prawns recipe you can make at home. This delicious dish makes for a  simple but impressive dinner that seafood fans will undoubtedly revel in. 

Ingredients:

450g gnocchetti pasta

2 cloves garlic, sliced in olive oil

1 pinch chili flakes

Kosher salt to taste

1ea rosemary sprig

240 ml crustacean stock

240 ml pomodoro

200g butter

20ea ruby shrimp

100g tomato, diced small

10g parsley, chopped

10g chives, minced

Directions: 

1. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the sliced garlic, chili flake, kosher salt and rosemary sprig (crush it with your palm against the cutting board first to release the oils).

2. When the garlic just starts to toast, add the crustacean stock, pomodoro and butter to the pan and simmer.

3. Add the pasta to the boiling, salted water and cook until the desired texture is reached.

4. Add the pasta to the sauce and cook for a minute or two until the pasta is coated and the sauce is thickened. 

5. Add the shrimp and diced tomato into the pan and toss to warm.

6. Taste the sauce for seasoning; adjust as needed. Finish the sauce with the parsley and chives.

7. Place the finished gnocchetti in the bowl and serve immediately.


Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
Updated 17 January 2021

Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.

DUBAI: The Egyptian film “Tuk-Tuk” is set to make its international premiere at France’s Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival on Jan. 29.

After this it will be shown at the 29th edition of the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.

The Mohamed Kheidr-directed short tells the story of a young woman named Walaa, portrayed by Miss Egypt 2009 Elham Wagdi, who is forced to become a rickshaw driver to support her family after she is abandoned by her husband who has illegally fled the country.

The Los Angeles-based film festival was established in 1992 to promote creative works that highlight the diverse stories of Africa and the global black diaspora.

Each year, the cinematic event showcases more than 150 new films from countries including the US, Africa, Latin America and Europe.