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Spicy prawn pasta recipe

Spicy prawn pasta recipe

3 ratings

Turn the heat up in the kitchen with this spicy prawn pasta, made with smoky harissa seasoning that will make this a dinner time regular. Full of fresh vegetables to ensure this adds to your 5-a-day, a silky smooth tomato sauce and plenty of tang from lemon juice and salad cheese, plate this dish up in just 25 minutes and enjoy. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 657 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded if you like)
  • 2-3 tsp harissa seasoning, to taste
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 350g spaghetti
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 250g frozen prawns
  • 1 lemon, zested and ½ juiced
  • Pinch of caster sugar (optional)
  • 100g reduced-fat salad cheese, crumbled
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2775kj
    657kcal
    33%
  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    24g 27%
  • Salt

    2.2g 37%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 97.4g Protein 34.8g Fibre 12.6g

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions for 6-8 mins until tender. Stir in the garlic, chilli and 2 tsp harissa and fry for 1 min, then add the tomatoes, rinsing out each tin with 100ml water and adding it to the pan. Simmer for 10-15 mins until just starting to thicken.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti to pack instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 4 mins. Drain, reserving 100ml cooking water.

  3. Stir the prawns, lemon zest and a squeeze of juice through the sauce and simmer for 2 mins or until the prawns have defrosted. Season to taste, adding a pinch of sugar to balance the favours, if needed, and another 1 tsp harissa, if you like.

  4. Add the spaghetti and broccoli to the sauce along with most of the cheese. Toss together well, adding a splash of the reserved pasta water to loosen, if needed. Top with the remaining cheese, a squeeze more lemon juice and extra black pepper to serve.

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