Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 5 - 6

Subtle, sweet tomatoes work brilliantly with the intense flavour of prawns and chorizo

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
462
protein
22g
carbs
60g
fat
17g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
1.14g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 120g uncooked chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 6 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 350g rigatoni
  • 200g large prawns, shells and tails removed if necessary, chopped
  • 2 large spring onions, thinly sliced, keep the whites and greens separate

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Method

  1. Put the oil, shallots and a good grind of pepper in a large, cold frying pan. Place over a low heat and slowly cook for 10 mins, stirring regularly, until softened.
  2. Add the chorizo to the shallots, turn up the heat (but not too much) and colour a little. When the orange oil is released into the pan, add the tomatoes and a good pinch of salt. Stir over a medium heat – the tomatoes should literally melt in about 10 mins. If the sauce is not bubbling, turn up the heat a little. Add 100ml water and bring to the boil. Gently simmer for a few mins more.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Add the prawns to the sauce, bring back to the boil and cook for 1 min until the prawns change colour. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce with the spring onion whites. Cook and stir for 1 min. Serve sprinkled with the spring onion greens.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2010

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mincepie36's picture

I'v just cooked this using very ripe and red tomatos and it's lovely, much better than I expected, would'nt add anything else to it as the flavours work really well. Will be having this again and again.

bandcamper's picture
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This was lovely. I used 2 cans of tomatoes rather than fresh, didn't bother with spring onions. My kids asked for seconds, it was a hit. Served with a crisp green salad, lovely for a summer evening.

cshobbs's picture

Easy and tasty. I halved this recipe and it made 2 big portions. I replaced the onions with an orange sweet pepper, a tin of tomatoes rather than fresh and used about 100g chorizo (for 2) as suggested below. The sausage was already cooked but this didn't seem to matter.

grasssnake's picture

Delicious pasta dish, easy and quick to make. I used tinned cherry tomatoes and added garlic and chilli. It works well with either prawns or white fish.

juliacj's picture

We love this dish, although I always use a tin of tomatoes and plenty of chilli. Definitely a firm favourite!

stevemaskery's picture

Yes, excellent.
I, too, added a little garlic, an anchovy and a pinch of sugar. I also had a couple of tired mushrooms I needed to use up.
Absolutely delicious.

aimeelou1986's picture
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Love, love, love this recipe! So simple and yet so tasty, I add a little bit of chipotle chilli paste to give it a little extra spice, a firm favourite in our household!

ebsnare's picture
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Great taste to this sauce and good for using up tomatoes that are going a bit soft. I actually used the same amount of ingredients (prawns and chorizo) but half the tomatoes and had a much richer, thicker sauce for the pasta. Delicious.

neilkent100's picture
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Really lovely. A nice simply pasta dish with oodles of flavour. I just used a regular onion and not shallots or spring onions, I also added some garlic at the start and garnished with basil. Will definitely be doing this again!

tinyvella's picture

Lovely and tasty! Boyf really enjoyed. I'd add Tom purée next time !

choccylab's picture
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Delicious and easy. I added a little smoked paprika to give extra depth of flavour, and a small amount of sugar as tomatoes at this time of year are not very red or flavourful. Worked beautifully.

dishymummy's picture
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I liked the recipe a lot but wonder whether tinned tomatoes would have given more flavour (at least at this time of year). It would be a lot cheaper too!

fyoung's picture

This is full of flavours with so few ingredients. I used tinned tomatoes and flat leaf parsley as i didn't have spring onions.... And added a little cooking water from the pasta. A total winner, will make again and again.

exiled_angel's picture
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As others have said, this is a very good recipe. I thought the chorizo would overpower the prawns, but it is complementary. I added a teaspoon of anchovy for richness, and some sweet paprika as the sauce simmered down, and then some chilli oil to the cooked pasta. Very rich and filling!

rachelefinn's picture

Added half tsp of smoked paprika which really lifted it above the average tomatoey chorizoy pasta meal. Spot on!

mighty_south's picture
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One of the nicest pasta dishes I have made, fantastic flavors and so easy to put together. I have made it a few times now and it is definitely a winner in our house. Even if you don't have or are not a fan of prawns just swap them for something else I am sure it will be just as delicious. This evening I did a variation on the theme because I didn't have any prawns in, but I added artichoke hearts and some fresh basil & oregano, not quite as good as having prawns but nevertheless pretty tasty.

eleanormayo's picture
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This was nice enough, but I expected it to have more depth of flavour.

bblackcat09's picture
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So tasty and so easy to make. I will be adding this to a weekly favourite!

clairebraconnier's picture
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Really enjoyed this simple to make recipe. Will be making it again for a second time.

frances46's picture
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really delicious sauce, fresh and sweet with the smoky taste of chorizo, a really great quick pasta sauce that I'd definitely make again

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