- 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…
Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to pack instructions.
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.
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.
Give it a twistThis can also be made with canned crabmeat. Simply heat the chillies in the oil for a minute, then flake the crabmeat through the spaghetti as you mix it in with the chilli oil.