Prawn Spaghetti

prawn spaghetti
One pot heaven. Simple ingredients made anything but simple! You must try this recipe!
  • 300g fresh peeled and deveined green prawns, tail left intact (tossed in 1/2 tsp sweet paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper)
  • 500g spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves freshly chopped (1 tbsp worth)
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1 punnet (250g) cherry tomato
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (plus extra to serve)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions less 1 minute, reserve 1 cup of cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add prawns and cook 1 minute each side.
  3. Remove prawns from heat, in the same pan add remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic and red onion. Stir 30 seconds until fragrant. Add 1/2 cup pasta cooking water (take it out of the pot while the pasta is cooking if you need to).
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, cook 2-3 minutes. Squash tomatoes with the back of a fork to release juices.
  5. Add 2 tbsp tomato paste and remaining half cup of pasta cooking water.
  6. Drain spaghetti and toss through sauce.
  7. Stir through parmesan.
  8. Add prawns back to skillet, stir through parsley and serve immediately.
  9. Sprinkle with extra parmesan and salt if desired.


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