20-minute seafood pasta

20-minute seafood pasta

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(76 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4
Make a low-fat, satisfying dish in minutes - ideal for Friday nights

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal370
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1l chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 300g spaghetti, roughly broken
  • 240g pack frozen seafood mix, defrosted
  • handful of parsley leaves, chopped, and lemon wedges to serve



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then cook the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 5 mins until soft. Add the paprika, tomatoes and stock, then bring to the boil.

  2. Turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the pasta and cook for 7 mins, stirring occasionally to stop the pasta from sticking. Stir in the seafood, cook for 3 mins more until it’s all heated through and the pasta is cooked, then season to taste. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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Comments (92)

candy1210's picture

This recipe is really delicious, I have however modified it slightly and I fry off chorizo and add this at the last minute with the freshly shelled prawns. It gives it a real kick and a lovely flavour.


pandesal's picture

i haven't really tried doing this on my own.. Now with your easy steps, I can cook this every weekend whenever I want to..
Yummy yummy!!

hiophiop's picture

I made this for my wife and I - She rarely praises my cooking attempts, but she did with this one - tasted great and quick and so easy to make. I have now shared this recipe with my sister and a colleague at work who rates himself in the kitchen.

I will definitely make again

annie_catz's picture

Made this yesterday, added chili as suggested by others & added 1L chicken stock like the recipe says. I didn't have any problems with the sauce as when you cook the pasta in it it thickens and because very yummy!

pumpkin300's picture

Enjoyed this but might go a bit easier on the stock next time to get a thicker sauce. Good flavours though.

dickandor1's picture

Made this for the first time without looking at any of the comments - however, I found that 1Ltr of water was far too much, also added a pinch of chilli to give it a kick...........

colec1's picture

Really liked this recipe and super easy to boot. Didn't have any chicken stock in so just used vege instead - a little less as the liquid seemed too much when looking at it. Added some chili to the sauce and despite the other comments did it all in one pan and it turned out just fine. Really yummy.

rebeccai's picture

Made this last night just using king prawns, the only paprika I had was the smoked type and with a small glass of fino sherry and a good pinch of saffron it was really tasty ! I was a bit worried that the sauce wouldn't thicken but it worked very well and we all enjoyed it

catbail's picture

Loved this, it does need a bigger bag of seafood though, and although it's fine as it is, I did it again with saffron, chilli flakes and a bit of white wine and it took it to a whole new level. It's a very quick and easy meal for mid week, definitely a regular.

zenyar's picture

Have made this a few times now, it's a good quick and easy mid-week dish. Made sauce separately though and Used just prawns the second time as kids didn't like the seafood taste which was just as good. Used double the paprika and added mushrooms too.

alice4991's picture

fantastic! very quick and easy and yummy! reminded me of venice! was a bit dubious about frozen seafood but it worked great! and would use it in other things again.

roblister's picture

Very nice recipe. I made this for my wife and I last night and it seemed to go down well. I did cook the spaghetti in the sauce and to be honest I think it helped as I find seafood based pastas usually too runny otherwise. It seemed to thicken well by adding the pasta to the sauce. Also added fresh sliced scallops and king prawns. Plush anchovies and capers in my portion. To get the consistency right I added part of the stock, then the spaghetti and topped up with stock while cooking as required. Also used Knorr fish stock cube instead of chicken stock.

98normandy's picture

This was very yummy. I did however have to add a bit more water and cook the pasta for longer than recipe says to make it al dente and not raw (the spaghetti packet said it needed 13 mins so 7 mins was never going to be long enough). My son's girlfriend ate it with gusto too and she's never been brave enough to try seafood before!

mjbridge's picture

I liked the receipe but could not read the amount of stock that you should add. Can you please confirm. It looked liked 1 litre which seemed a lot.

jennahale2010's picture

A yummy recipe and made even better by adding the chilli! Very quick and tasty!

cassopian's picture

Just used fresh uncooked King Prawns and added a little chili. Delicious and very quick.

splodgemeister's picture

I halved the recipe and found there was more than enough for 2. I used linguine and it cooked perfectly in the sauce although there was too much liquid and the end result was a little watery. Despite this my boyfriend who "doesn't like seafood" has just polished off a big bowl so it must have been ok!! If I make this again I will definitely try adding chilli as so many people have suggested and maybe experiment with other ingredients.

ju5t1new's picture

I thought that this was delicious. I love seafood. Next time I think that I will add some clams and wine.

I halved the ingredients as I was making this for my husband and I. However I had just 210g of seafood left in the freezer so I put it all in when I should have put in 120g. I think that it needed the extra seafood. I should have put a little more water in the dish as I put extra seafood in. The spaghetti needed to be more covered in the water to cook. It turned out OK though. Two empty pasta bowls! It would have been nice to have some nice bread to soak up some of the juices at the end.

pigkate's picture

Excellent, very quick, very delicious recipe. Followed the recommendations of others and used chillies and wine to add some extra flavour and this worked brilliantly. I think I should have broken the spaghetti into smaller pieces though, as I had to cook it for longer than the recipe indicates.

psamiad1's picture

Really liked this. I added the recommended white wine and dried chilli flakes. Easy, quick and very tasty.


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