Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 5 - 6
Subtle, sweet tomatoes work brilliantly with the intense flavour of prawns and chorizo

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal462
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.14g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 shallots, diced
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 120g uncooked chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 6 large tomatoes, chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

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

  • 350g rigatoni
  • 200g large prawns, shells and tails removed if necessary, chopped
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 large spring onions, thinly sliced, keep the whites and greens separate
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

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.

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Comments (37)

bblackcat09's picture
5

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

clairebraconnier's picture
5

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

frances46's picture
5

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

picklemctickle's picture
5

Astounded by how robust the flavour was despite the relatively small list of ingredients. Both easy and quick. A bowl licker of the highest order.

thepeebobs's picture
5

Made this dish for a speedy meal, and it was absolutely superb. Because it is quick to make, does mean the taste is compromised!

gemfoulds's picture

Lovely! I added some chipotle paste to spice it up even more. Think it needs more than 100ml of water too

philm13's picture
5

Excellent recipe - easy to make but really intense flavour. Now bookmarked and I will use it again!

thecherub's picture
1.25

Am I missing something here? The dinner was nice but nothing special, I think there are many other prawn and chorizo combinations that are far better on this site. Also what makes the prawns spiced??? It was a little plain for me, not to say I didnt eat it all and enjoy it but will stick to the spanish/paella prawn recipes for example instead.

katetudor's picture
5

Easy recipe to follow and the result is very impressive. Made this lots of times and replaced the prawns with chicken when I didn't have any prawns.

menapian's picture
5

The prawns weren't pleased .. the Chorizo was miffed .. but I was delighted.

bettievoordouw's picture

Delicious!! I really love this recipe!!!

melanieday's picture
4

a nice quick recipe to make, the sauce could have been a but thicker and a bit more of it!

cross39keys's picture
5

Really tasty, v easy, a fabulous dish for friends and family.

bengalcat's picture
5

I make this at least once an month! It's lovely and kids enjoy it too!

pewter's picture
4

Very easy & extremely tasty.Added some tomato puree also.

elizabethr's picture
5

Really tasty tomato sauce, perfect summer pasta dish. Best with big juicy prawns and works best with really thinly sliced chorizo. Good Saturday night dish!

dpclough's picture
5

Lovely rich and spicy tomato sauce. Coated the pasta beautifully. Very tasty!

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