20-minute seafood pasta

20-minute seafood pasta

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(134 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4

Make a low-fat, satisfying dish in minutes - ideal for Friday nights

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal370
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika



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  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes



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

  • 1l chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 300g spaghetti, roughly broken
  • 240g pack frozen seafood mix, defrosted
  • handful of parsley leaves, chopped, and lemon wedges to serve



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  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then cook the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 5 mins until soft. Add the paprika, tomatoes and stock, then bring to the boil.

  2. Turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the pasta and cook for 7 mins, stirring occasionally to stop the pasta from sticking. Stir in the seafood, cook for 3 mins more until it’s all heated through and the pasta is cooked, then season to taste. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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28th Aug, 2011
Really liked this recipe and super easy to boot. Didn't have any chicken stock in so just used vege instead - a little less as the liquid seemed too much when looking at it. Added some chili to the sauce and despite the other comments did it all in one pan and it turned out just fine. Really yummy.
15th Jul, 2011
Made this last night just using king prawns, the only paprika I had was the smoked type and with a small glass of fino sherry and a good pinch of saffron it was really tasty ! I was a bit worried that the sauce wouldn't thicken but it worked very well and we all enjoyed it
17th Apr, 2011
Loved this, it does need a bigger bag of seafood though, and although it's fine as it is, I did it again with saffron, chilli flakes and a bit of white wine and it took it to a whole new level. It's a very quick and easy meal for mid week, definitely a regular.
25th Feb, 2011
Have made this a few times now, it's a good quick and easy mid-week dish. Made sauce separately though and Used just prawns the second time as kids didn't like the seafood taste which was just as good. Used double the paprika and added mushrooms too.
16th Feb, 2011
fantastic! very quick and easy and yummy! reminded me of venice! was a bit dubious about frozen seafood but it worked great! and would use it in other things again.
13th Feb, 2011
Very nice recipe. I made this for my wife and I last night and it seemed to go down well. I did cook the spaghetti in the sauce and to be honest I think it helped as I find seafood based pastas usually too runny otherwise. It seemed to thicken well by adding the pasta to the sauce. Also added fresh sliced scallops and king prawns. Plush anchovies and capers in my portion. To get the consistency right I added part of the stock, then the spaghetti and topped up with stock while cooking as required. Also used Knorr fish stock cube instead of chicken stock.
26th Jan, 2011
This was very yummy. I did however have to add a bit more water and cook the pasta for longer than recipe says to make it al dente and not raw (the spaghetti packet said it needed 13 mins so 7 mins was never going to be long enough). My son's girlfriend ate it with gusto too and she's never been brave enough to try seafood before!
14th Jan, 2011
I liked the receipe but could not read the amount of stock that you should add. Can you please confirm. It looked liked 1 litre which seemed a lot.
10th Oct, 2010
A yummy recipe and made even better by adding the chilli! Very quick and tasty!
1st Sep, 2010
Just used fresh uncooked King Prawns and added a little chili. Delicious and very quick.


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