Spaghetti with prawns, chilli & rocket

Spaghetti with prawns, chilli & rocket

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4
A fresh, summery spaghetti dish packed full of seafood and spice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal591
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.26g
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  • 400g spaghetti
  • 2 long red chillies



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 100ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra
  • 200g bag frozen, shelled cooked prawn, defrosted



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

  • 2x50g bags wild rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to pack instructions.

  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, split the chillies down the centre lengthways. Using a teaspoon and starting at the top, scoop the seeds from the flesh - add these if you like your food hot. Using a sharp knife, cut the chillies in thin strips, bundle them together and cut across to make squares.

  3. Drain the spaghetti, toss with a drizzling of olive oil and set aside. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or sauté pan over a high heat and add the prawns. Stir in the chillies, season, then add the spaghetti. Remove from the heat, fold through the rocket and stir.

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7th Sep, 2009
Delish! I added some garlic, and thinly sliced red peppers and used baby spinach as suggested instead of rocket.
1st Sep, 2009
I made this with tinned m&s crab and used lemon olive oil. it was delicious!
11th Aug, 2009
done this recipe a few times, never fails, its lovely.
10th Jul, 2009
gorgeous. dead easy too. used a clove of garlic and added to the oil with some salt and only used one bag of rocket. will try with king prawns too.
9th Jul, 2009
I have made this many times and used lots of cherry tomatoes halved, spinach and basil, never used rocket but will try next time. It is lovely.
18th May, 2009
Really quick - tastier than it looks at first glance! Added some sun-blush tomatoes - delicious
7th Oct, 2008
Very quick and easy but would add some lemon to give it something a little extra.
25th Sep, 2008
Have made this many times - so quick, easy and tasty!! One of our favourites!!
4th Sep, 2008
I made this with fettacini instead of spag and used chilli oil to toss the pasta in. It was really tasty esp as we had about double the amount of prawns you were supposed to! Tee hee!
13th Jul, 2008
Big hot for a tasty but quick meal. We use king prawns and lots of them!!!


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