Spicy prawn and garlic pasta

Spicy prawn and garlic pasta


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About this recipe: This is a very tasty, quick and healthy dish made up by one of my work colleagues. Prawns are sauteed with fresh tomatoes, parsley, lemon and chillies, and served over pasta.

bexfoot Leicestershire, England, UK

Serves: 2 

  • 110g any pasta
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400g large uncooked prawns
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon caster sugar
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until tender with a bite at the centre, about 15 minutes. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the onion, celery and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the chillies and fry for about 5 minutes, then add the prawns.
  4. Cook for a few minutes more, then add the tomatoes and parsley.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the lemon juice and sugar.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes then serve with a pasta of your choice. Season with salt and pepper.

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Reviews (9)


My partner and I loved it. Added sweetcorn and pine nuts and served it with brown rice. Yummy x - 25 Mar 2013


Delicious! - 02 Dec 2015


wow! a lovely, clean and fresh tasting meal. I would say that this was enough for three helpings. Will definitely be making this again. Loved preparing and cooking it. Thank you - 02 Mar 2015

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