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Simple Prawn Spaghetti

Simple Prawn Spaghetti
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This is an easy dish that makes use of all of the prawns. Simple Prawn Spaghetti uses the flesh, shells and oils of the prawns to create a superb main dish. Just keep the oil in the fridge. I find Spaghetti absorbs the oil best. However every pasta works well, choose your favourite. This is an ideal dish for those who enjoy healthy eating in a rush. Start to finish within 25 minutes and that includes cooking the pasta.

Simple Prawn Spaghetti

Simple Prawn Spaghetti

Lovely simple way for a tasty fast meal.
4.74 from 119 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chillies, Italian, Pasta, Prawns, Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 1271kcal



  • The first bit is the tricky bit. Deshell and remove the heads but keep as you will be needing them later.
  • Carefully slice along the outer length of the prawn and remove the thin dark vein which is visible.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to a pan over a medium heat and fry the prawn heads and shells. The natural oils from the shell and heads will be released.
  • Add the chopped plum tomato with the fennel and olive oil to the pan and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes. When fully mixed, remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a warmed bowl. I use the back of a ladle to push the goodness through the sieve. You don’t want the shell to go through the sieve.
  • Place a pan of water over a high heat and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the instructions.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drizzle a little of the prawn oil you have just made over the pasta and mix. It will add a lovely flavour to the pasta.
  • In a frying pan, add a little oil over a medium heat. when hot, add the prawns and fry gently until cooked. Normally about minutes.
  • In a large pre warmed serving dish, add the pasta and the prawns together with the tarragon and chives and parsley.
  • Serve immediately while piping hot.
  • I finely slice red chilli and place in a small bowl for hose who like the extra kick.


Sodium: 34mg | Calcium: 104mg | Vitamin C: 43mg | Vitamin A: 724IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 8g | Potassium: 824mg | Calories: 1271kcal | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 60g | Protein: 28g | Carbohydrates: 156g | Iron: 5mg