micke-midlife on February 27th, 2009

28022009_runners_food… and others sure will like it, too! This one is simple if it weren’t for all the cutting stuff in preparation. But ingredients are basic and are found pretty much everywhere where this blog is read (tell me if I’m wrong here). The availability of ingredients is probably the biggest obstacle in transferring recipies from one country to another. Finding fresh spinach year around in Finland or a nordic variety of dairy products in central or western Europe, just doesn’t work. Anyway, this one works.

Ingredients (for 4 people, 250kcal/portion)

  • 1 garlic clowe
  • 1-2 red chili pepper
  • 300g prawns or shrimps (use ready peeled prawns or shrimps to save a lot of time)
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • half a bunch of basil
  • 5-7 table spoons of olive oil
  • salt, vinegar

a lighter red wine, we had a Portugese “Quinta da Espiga”


1) Peel the garlic clowe and cut it in thin slices and very small pieces. Wash the chili pepper and cut it as well very thinly

2) Wash the prawns or shrimps and cut the biggest pieces into smaller ones. Wash the tomatoes, too and cut them in quarter pieces. Finally cut the basil in fine pieces (see a hint for this here).

3) Prepare the pasta, linguine or fettuccine go well with it.

4) Heat up 4-5 table spoon of olive oil in a pan. Add the garlic and chili when hot and stew the mix for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and continue for 1-2 minutes. Finally add the prawns or shrimps and the basil, keep stiring and let it heat up only while spicing it with salt, vinegar and some red wine.

5) Add one or two table spoons of olive oil when mixing the whole with the pasta.

VoilĂ , preparation takes 30 minutes, your loved ones will thank you all evening!

Today’s training: 11km warm up, co-ordination, strength, 8km cool down, 20km total distance

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