Chilli, Basil & Prawn Pasta

This simple Italian Inspired dish uses fresh ingredients and fragrant basil to bring the whole dish alive. Its a Family favorite because its easy and quick to prepare. 

Active Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 35mins | Serves: 4


  • 1kg Argentinian prawns
  • 375g Linguine (or any other pasta you would like to use)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 400g can of Italian cherry tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve

Short Instructions:

Step 1   

Peel and de-vein prawns, leaving tails intact.

Step 2   

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, until cooked through. Drain and run under warm water.

Step 3   

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion has softened. Add garlic and chilli. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add canned tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add prawns. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes or until prawns are cooked through and tomato mixture has thickened and reduced. Stir in basil.

Step 4   

Add pasta to the prawn mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine it all. Serve sprinkled with basil leaves.

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