Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs

Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Sautée red chillies with garlic, fennel seeds and tomatoes for a delicious and easy pasta sauce base - finish with crunchy parsley breadcrumbs

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal613
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 thumb-sized red chillies, sliced and most seeds removed
  • 3 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 10 slices fennel salami, chopped
    Salami

    Salami

    sah-lah-me

    Salami are a family of coarse, dry, boldly seasoned sausages. The intense flavour of salami…

  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 400g spaghetti or bucatini pasta
  • 300g large raw prawns, shells removed
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

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

For the breadcrumbs

  • 2 slices crusty bread, pulsed to crumbs
  • large handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a large frying pan, heat 3 tbsp of the oil. Add the chillies and most of the garlic (save 1 tsp for the breadcrumbs) and sauté until golden, about 2-3 mins. Add the fennel seeds and salami, and stir for 1 min. Tip in the tomatoes and a pinch of salt, then sauté for a further 10 mins.

  2. Tip the breadcrumbs onto a baking sheet, pour over the remaining oil, season and bake for 7 mins. Toss the remaining garlic through the crumbs and bake for 3 mins more. Remove and add the parsley and lemon zest.

  3. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water to packet instructions, about 9 mins. Heat the sauce and just before the pasta is ready, stir in the prawns so that they cook through. Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce, then sprinkle with the crumbs.

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Comments (7)

french_cook's picture
5

This is a great recipe, big hit at home! I didn't have salami so I used pancetta and I have added some tomato puree (2 tbsp) and some lemon juice to the sauce. Very tasty, ready in minutes, a winner!

Dormouse7's picture

Has anyone here REALLY fried fresh chillies????

They give off a fume that makes your eyes sting and water profusely. Hands up anyone who has done it and is willing to suffer that again. Anyone who has experienced the burning eye experience knows to add them to fluid first!

lmp1990's picture
5

Excellent recipe. Fennel is not an ingredient I normally cook with but the combination of flavours in this dish are delicious. The gremolata breadcrumbs in particular are to die for!

Keldy2210's picture
5

Really liked this recipe, the fennel and salami give it a different base flavor to the usual chilli, garlic, tomato pasta dishes that are more common. The breadcrumbs are really delicious and also add visually and in terms of texture.

deejayellie's picture
5

This recipe is perfect just as it is. The whole family enjoyed it.

lua1904's picture

This was amazing, so quick and delicious. I had left over garlic butter and used that, couldn't get fennel salami so used peppered - really easy to adapt and felt like a mid week treat

reevey's picture
5

Really tasty but simple dish full of flavour. You can tweak it how you like as the ingredients lend them to more prawns or less and the same for the salami or you can even leave out the chilli. We had it as it is, just right for a mid-week meal in no time.

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