Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 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



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

  • 120g uncooked chorizo sausage, thinly sliced



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

  • 6 large tomatoes, chopped



    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



    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…


  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

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

clairebraconnier's picture

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

frances46's picture

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

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

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

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

thecherub's picture

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

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

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

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

cross39keys's picture

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

bengalcat's picture

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

pewter's picture

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

elizabethr's picture

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

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


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