- Step 1
Use a small sharp knife to make a slit down the backs of prawns to expose the vein, then remove. Alternatively, use your fingers to pull vein through the head end.
- Step 2
Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add eggplant. Cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
- Step 3
Season eggplant with salt. Heat extra oil in pan. Add anchovy, garlic and chilli. Use a wooden spoon to mash anchovy. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until golden.
- Step 4
Add tomatoes to the pan. Bring to the boil, using a fork to break up the tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes or until mixture thickens.
- Step 5
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Add prawns to tomato mixture. Cook for 2 minutes or until prawns change colour. Add eggplant. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through.
- Step 6
Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Add pasta and reserved water to the sauce, then remove from the heat and toss together. Top with the pecorino, basil and lemon rind. Season with pepper.
Tips and Tricks: Replace the prawns with chunks of fish such as salmon or your favourite white fish if you like, or make it extra special with pieces of lobster tail or Balmain bugs. This is a fast dish to create, so get organised – before you start cooking, have your water boiling and chop all your ingredients to throw in when needed.