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Chilli and garlic prawn spaghetti

Chilli and garlic prawn spaghetti

Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
Made with a handful of simple ingredients, this no fuss recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. The combo of sweet cherry tomatoes with the trio of garlic, lemon and chilli lightly coats the pasta to create a fresh flavour burst.


Wholemeal pasta, dry

250 g, spaghetti

Red onion

1 medium, halved, thinly sliced

Raw peeled prawns

400 g, (bought peeled), deveined

Cherry tomatoes

200 g

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, finely chopped


3 clove(s), crushed

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

2 tbs

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped


1 medium, cut into wedges, to serve

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Reserve ½ cup (125ml) cooking water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non-stick saucepan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add prawns and tomatoes, cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until prawns change colour. Add chilli, garlic and rind, cook, stirring, for a further 1 minute. Season with pepper.
  3. Add juice, pasta and reserved cooking water to prawn mixture and gently toss to combine. Stir through parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.