Week Twenty-Five: Nici's Delicious Chilli Prawn Pasta

Looking for a dish that's simple to make, but packed full of flavour? Nici has the perfect recipe - particularly if you're cooking for one!

Chilli Prawn Pasta!

Nici Wickes

Do you have a dish that is a bit of a go-to when you’re hungry, need something whipped up fast and you want it to deliver max flavour? I do and this is it! It’s full of ping from the chilli and zing from the lemon and I always use Aussie prawns as they’re sweet plump and juicy!

Serves one

  • Spaghetti cooked in plenty of salted water

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 clove garlic, sliced

  • ½ chilli 

  • 6-12 raw prawns

  • Splash of white wine

  • Lemon wedge

  • Salt to season

  • Parmesan cheese – optional

1.     Melt butter and oil in a pan until it sizzles. Add garlic and chilli then prawns to the pan and cook until prawns are pink and cooked through. Splash in the wine, let it sizzle, then tumble in cooked spaghetti. Toss to coat.

2.     Transfer to your serving bowl, season with ample salt, a decent squeeze of lemon juice and, if you like to break the rules (Italians rarely combine seafood and cheese), grate over some Parmesan cheese. EAT!

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