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Marks & Spencer Pasta with King Prawns & Tomato

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      08.04.2010 21:47
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      Great for lunch on the go.

      I was running late for work so didn't have time to make my lunch before I left, I pass a Marks and Spencers on the way so thought I would pop in and get something tasty to eat. I choose this Pasta with King prawns, here is what I thought of it........

      The pasta comes in a plastic bowl with a film lid that can be peeled off. The container is sturdy enough to be knocked about a bit in your bag without it cracking and the entire contents coming out. It is also a suitable shape that it can be eaten from the pack rather than transferring the pasta to a plate. Perfect for lunch on the go and saves on washing up.

      On opening the pack the delicious smell of basil will entice you to explore the dish in more detail. The pasta is the main ingredient of the dish, it is little twists of free range egg pasta and it is cooked perfectly, lovely and soft but still with a bit of bite to it. The pasta is covered in a generous portion of tomato and basil dressing, this is a creamy sauce that reminds me of the type of dressing you get in proper Italian restaurants, the main flavour is the basil but the tomato taste is still strong enough to enjoy along with the little chopped tomatoes in the pasta. In with the pasta and sauce there is chopped spinach and quite a lot of it too, although the flavour doesn't particularly stand out when next to the dominant basil and prawns it does add a lovely bit of colour to the dish. The final part of the pot is the king prawns, these were absolutely gorgeous. I am a massive sea food fan and have had many a prawn in my day and these really are high quality and fresh. What I also loved is that they didn't skimp, there were a good ten juicy prawns in there unlike some other similar pasta pots where they give you two or three and you are left hunting or them in the mound of pasta.
      There pot is large, it contains 340g to be exact and this should more than satisfy you for lunch.

      I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch and would highly recommend this dish to anyone who likes prawns.

      You can buy this from Marks and Spencers, it is in the food to go section with the sandwiches and wraps . The pot costs £3.00 which I think for the amount and quality you are getting is very good value. I think it is much more filling than a sandwich and 100% tastier.

      Other information - Each pot will give you 595 calories and 32.6g of Fat (3,7g of which are saturates). The dish contains eggs, shellfish, wheat, gluten and cows milk.

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      Marks & Spencer / Type: Ready Meals