Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

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(39 ratings)

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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yvonnelove
19th Apr, 2016
3.8
Made this for the first time and enjoyed! I used tinned tomatoes (and added little water) and based on feedback from others I added garlic and chipotle paste. The chorizo was already cooked however as someone else pointed out it didn't seem to matter. I would have struggled to get 5 or 6 portion servings out of it though, I felt it was more like 3 or 4. Will definitely make again :)
rs1404
19th Jun, 2015
5.05
Really enjoyed this! Lovely and simple - nice fresh flavours. Added an orange pepper as we had one to use up, but otherwise followed the recipe and wouldn't change anything.
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thecherub
7th Nov, 2014
1.3
I thought this recipe was a bit disappointing there are better recipes for prawns and chorizo out there. There wasn't any depth of flavour just tomato and chorizo which while nice is lacking something, it needs more of something else to make it more exciting. Easy to make though so can't complain too much and I did eat it all.
mincepie36
7th Aug, 2014
I'v just cooked this using very ripe and red tomatos and it's lovely, much better than I expected, would'nt add anything else to it as the flavours work really well. Will be having this again and again.
bandcamper
28th Jul, 2014
5.05
This was lovely. I used 2 cans of tomatoes rather than fresh, didn't bother with spring onions. My kids asked for seconds, it was a hit. Served with a crisp green salad, lovely for a summer evening.
cshobbs
19th Dec, 2013
Easy and tasty. I halved this recipe and it made 2 big portions. I replaced the onions with an orange sweet pepper, a tin of tomatoes rather than fresh and used about 100g chorizo (for 2) as suggested below. The sausage was already cooked but this didn't seem to matter.
grasssnake
13th Nov, 2013
Delicious pasta dish, easy and quick to make. I used tinned cherry tomatoes and added garlic and chilli. It works well with either prawns or white fish.
juliacj
12th Aug, 2013
We love this dish, although I always use a tin of tomatoes and plenty of chilli. Definitely a firm favourite!
stevemaskery
22nd Jun, 2013
Yes, excellent. I, too, added a little garlic, an anchovy and a pinch of sugar. I also had a couple of tired mushrooms I needed to use up. Absolutely delicious.
aimeelou1986
10th Jun, 2013
5.05
Love, love, love this recipe! So simple and yet so tasty, I add a little bit of chipotle chilli paste to give it a little extra spice, a firm favourite in our household!

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