Pasta with Prawns and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

    30 min

    A tasty spaghetti dish which gets it flavours from prawns, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. It's up to you how much garlic you add.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g tiger prawns, peeled
    • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
    • 1 (180g) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained (keep oil for frying prawns)
    • 1/2 or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 110g butter
    • 225g spaghetti

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta and broccoli. When water comes to the boil, toss in the broccoli florets. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add spaghetti. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and turn into large bowl.
    2. In a large frying pan, heat the oil from the drained sun-dried tomatoes. Add butter. When butter has melted, add the garlic for about 1 minute. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, heat for about 1 minute. Add prawns and cook for about 5-8 minutes.
    3. Spoon prawns and sauce over pasta and serve.

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    This recipe has potential but is only worth 3 stars as written. Here are my tips: 1) Use more garlic 2) Use half the butter 3) Add a little white wine 4) Stir-fry the broccoli with the garlic and tomatoes - that way it won't get overcooked 5) Top with Parmesan for serving. Now, you will have a delicious dish. =)  -  01 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is only about 3 stars as is, but 5 with some changes. I marinated the shrimp in kosher salt, black pepper, Italian seasonings, onion powder, minced garlic and olive oil overnight. I grilled the shrimp on an indoor grill and set to the side. Sautéed a pack of frozen broccoli in butter, added minced garlic, black pepper, onion powder and a can of tomatoes for 5 minutes. I used lightly buttered Chinese lo mein noodles, too. YUM YUM!!  -  13 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thanks to all the reviews. I followed the advice of several. I tossed my shrimp in basil, oregano, red and black pepper, and salt I had some fresh asparagus that needed to be used. Saute the broccoli,asparagus, 1 large mushroom, lots of garlic, and jar of fire roasted peppers, plus the can of tomatoes, not drained. To this I added a few more dashes of red pepper flakes because it seemed bland. After about 5 minutes, I added the shrimp and it was truly delicious.Don't forget to add some white wine when you put shrimp into the skillet. Will definitely make this dish again.  -  21 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)