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Spelt fusilli with tomatoes, prawns & leeks

Points® value
Total Time
55 min
15 min
40 min
Spelt is an ancient grain that’s growing in popularity – and it is a source of fibre and protein. Like wholewheat pasta, it has a nutty flavour – try it with this spiced fresh tomato sauce



800 g, vine

Chorizo Sausage

50 g, finely diced


1 large, finely chopped


2 clove(s), finely sliced

White Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoon(s)

Chilli flakes

1 pinch

King Prawns, Cooked

200 g, peeled


300 g, baby

Tesco Organic Wholegrain Spelt Fusilli

280 g

Olive Oil

2 teaspoon(s)


  1. Make a cross in the skin at the base of each tomato. Put into a large heatproof bowl of just-boiled water and leave for a few minutes to loosen the skins. Drain. Use a knife to gently peel away the skins then chop the flesh and set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan over a medium heat and fry the chorizo for 2-3 minutes, until the oil is released. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes, until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, vinegar and chilli flakes. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have broken down and the sauce has thickened. Season to taste. Stir through the prawns.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and blanch the leeks for 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and pat dry with kitchen paper. Bring the water back to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes until al dente. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan over a medium-high heat. Brush the leeks all over with the oil and griddle, turning once, for 4-5 minutes until tender and charred.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and stir until well coated. Divide between bowls and serve with the chargrilled baby leeks.