- 400g spaghetti
- 2 long red chilli
Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…
- 100ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra
- 200g bag frozen, shelled cooked prawn, defrosted
There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…
- 2x50g bags wild rocket
Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…
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Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to pack instructions.
While the spaghetti is cooking, split the chillies down the centre lengthways. Using a teaspoon and starting at the top, scoop the seeds from the flesh - add these if you like your food hot. Using a sharp knife, cut the chillies in thin strips, bundle them together and cut across to make squares.
Drain the spaghetti, toss with a drizzling of olive oil and set aside. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or sauté pan over a high heat and add the prawns. Stir in the chillies, season, then add the spaghetti. Remove from the heat, fold through the rocket and stir.
Give it a twist
This can also be made with canned crabmeat. Simply heat the chillies in the oil for a minute, then flake the crabmeat through the spaghetti as you mix it in with the chilli oil.