Noodles with seafood in coriander and coconut sauce

Made this recipe for supper tonight although the shot is one I made earlier!

Noodles With Seafood In A Coriander And Coconut Sauce

175 g (6oz) tagliatelle or rice noodles
30 g  coriander leaves
1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 cm root ginger, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
165 ml tin coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
250 g (9oz) mixed seafood eg prawns, mussels, squid

1. Cook tagliatelle according to directions on the packet.

2. Blend together the red chilli, root ginger, garlic, coconut milk and lime juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. . Add ⅔ of the coriander and blend briefly.

:3. Stir fry the seafood until just cooked.

4. When pasta is cooked, drain combine with the seafood and sauce, heat through.

5. Roughly chop the remaining coriander. Pile pasta into a serving dish and sprinkle with coriander.

Photography notes:

This was shot for a feature for the WI magazine, WI Life, and the recipe is adapted from theirs. It was shot in my London daylight studio where the natural light does a lot of the work. I have a lot of space there so can easily use a long lens if I chose and for this used a corner of the studio where the window light can come from behind and from the side of the subject, and is diffused by sheer white blinds. There are also black out blinds so I can, for a different look eliminate the side or back light very easily. I have large reflectors pushing light back into the shadows to give this gentle natural look.

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