Prawn Pasta Recipe

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This simple prawn pasta recipe is so quick to prepare and healthy.

The quantities here are for two people, but you could easily double or treble the ingredients for more.

Use any pasta you like - shells are good because they hold the sauce - spaghetti or linguini is good because that leaves you loads of sauce mixed with melted parmesan cheese to mop up with bread - your choice.

Take the seeds out of the chilli if you don't want it too hot :-)

The tomatoes - if you haven't got really ripe tomatoes, then you can either use some canned plum tomatoes - add a teaspoon of sugar to bring out the flavour - or four sundried tomatoes.

Prawn Pasta Recipe with chilli and courgettes

  • 7 oz (200g) dried pasta shapes
  • 2 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 courgette - cut into thin strips
  • 7 oz (200g) fresh/frozen prawn/shrimp
  • 1 chopped fresh green chilli
  • 4 fresh ripe tomatoes - skinned and chopped
  • good quantity of fresh chopped parsley
  • ground black pepper
  • fresh grated parmesan

Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 10 minutes until just tender.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a pan.

Add the chilli and courgettes and fry gently until they begin to soften - about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Add the prawns and fry for about 2 minutes, until they're heated through.

Stir in the chopped parsley and reheat for about a minute.

Add a few twists of black pepper.

Drain the pasta and then combine the prawns and juice with the pasta.

Serve immediately with some fresh parmesan and crusty bread to mop up the sauce.

Cook's Notes

Pasta recipes are so quick to prepare and easy to put together. I'm particularly fond of them as they're so versatile as well. This method of using whole ripe tomatoes, doesn't leave you with loads of juice like other recipes, it seems to make it a fresher and lighter tasting meal. Fabulous with a salad, using a simple oil and vinegar dressing will add a piquancy to the whole dish. 

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Prawn Pasta with chilli and courgettes

By , Mar 30, 2016

Prawn Pasta Recipe

This simple prawn pasta recipe is so quick to prepare and healthy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2

Main Ingredient: prawn, pasta