Monday, 3 March 2014

Recipe: Spicy Prawn Pasta

Spicy Prawn Pasta

Serves 2 (approx. 405 calories per portion when served with a side salad)
Another quick and easy, low fat recipe that I like to cook regularly. I found this using an app called Big Oven and, of course, made it my own!
This is a little more technical than my previous recipes as it involves something called a slurry to thicken the sauce. A little bit of skill is needed to get this right but its not too complicated.


  • 120g penne pasta cooked to packet instructions
  • Approx. 300g frozen prawns
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
For the Slurry
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp of cold water


  1. Prepare the slurry by mixing equal parts of the ingredients together in a dish, set aside for now.
  2. Start the pasta cooking as per packet instructions.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the lemon juice to a heated frying pan. As the prawns defrost, the protective ice glaze they're stored in will melt to start forming the sauce. Bring to the boil.
  4. When the sauce is boiling, give the slurry a good stir as the contents can separate and add to the sauce. It has to be added when boiling or it won't have any effect. Give it a good stir and mix in.
  5. Leave to simmer until pasta is ready. Add the lemon juice just before serving.
  6. Serve with a side salad.

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