Villa Bologna Restaurant is a family-run trattoria and bar, serving seasonal, Italian dishes in the garden of the historic Villa Bologna in Attard, Malta.
Recipe by Villa Bologna | Extract taken from August's 2023 Il-Bizzilla Magazine
A recent venue on the Maltese culinary scene, Villa Bologna is delighting patrons with simple yet elegant dishes. This primi is one such example.
TAGLIATELLE GAMBERI, POMODORINI E MENTA FRESCA
(TAGLIATELLE PRAWNS, TOMATOES, AND FRESH MINT)
400g good quality egg tagliatelle
300g peeled king prawns tails
250g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4tbs of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 small red chilli, chopped (optional)
40ml dry white wine
20 fresh mint leaves
Heat 4tbs of extra virgin olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. After 30 seconds add the crushed garlic, red chilli, and prawns. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 minute before adding the white wine. Keep the pan on the heat, once the wine has evaporated, add the cherry tomatoes and gently toss for 1 minute.
Cook your tagliatelle in a large pan in salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Once the tagliatelle is ready drain it in a colander and toss the tagliatelle with the prawn and tomato sauce. Add the fresh mint leaves and stir well until the ingredients are all combined.