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Prawn Spaghetti with Tomato Chilli

Prawn spaghetti with tomato, chilli and basil

Published: February 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

20 minutes is all it takes to make this mean midweek pasta dish, flavoured with all the good things: white wine, butter, olive oil and prawns

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal603
fat10.4g
saturates2.6g
carbs79.7g
sugars7.2g
fibre5.5g
protein33.1g
salt0.7g
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Try this prawn spaghetti, then check out our sardine spaghetti, asparagus and anchovy pasta, spaghetti arrabbiata and other spaghetti recipes. We've also got plenty more prawn pasta recipes to try.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 150g baby plum tomatoes
  • 150ml white wine
  • 200g spaghetti
  • basil, a handful of leaves
  • 225g raw peeled prawns
  • a generous knob butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and chilli flakes, and cook gently for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they start to soften. Tip in the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water until just tender then drain, reserving a cup of water.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the basil and the prawns into the tomatoes, season well, and cook until the prawns turn pink. Stir in the butter and spaghetti with a splash of the cooking water to loosen the sauce, toss and serve.

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