King Prawn Spaghetti with Tomato and Garlic Sauce

This King Prawn Spaghetti dish is a real treat and just so simple to cook, ready in just 15 minutes!

It’s ideal for a quick dinner when you’re a bit short on time but there is absolutely zero compromise on flavour, providing serious enjoyment with every single mouthful.

This recipe serves two people. Preparation time 5 minutes and cooking time just 10 minutes.

King Prawn Spaghetti with Tomato and Garlic Sauce – what you need:

10x shell on King Prawns or Tiger Prawns – washed and any long tentacles removed.

2x large spring onions – roughly chopped, including the green bits (save some green bits for the garnish at the end).

2x cloves of garlic – one crushed and one finely sliced.

1/2 large red chilli – seeds removed and sliced. Leave the seeds for extra heat if you prefer!

Italian passata – approx 250g/ 9 ounces.

Spaghetti – approx 250g/9 ounces.

Fresh Basil – about 6-8 large leaves roughly chopped.

Sea salt and black pepper.

Olive oil.

Squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Large non-stick frying pan.

Large saucepan.

King Prawn Spaghetti with Tomato and Garlic Sauce – what you need to do:

1. Firstly add the spaghetti to a saucepan full of boiling water together with a generous pinch of salt and cook for approx. 8-10 minutes or until ‘al dente’ (firm – literally meaning ‘to the tooth’).

2. Whilst the spaghetti is cooking, add a generous drizzle of olive to the frying pan over a medium heat then add the chopped spring onions (saving some green bits for the garnish) sliced garlic and sliced chilli. Stir and cook gently for approx. 1 minute until soft.

3. Add the king prawns to the frying pan and cook for approx. 1 minute on each side until they start to change colour. Then add the crushed garlic, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper followed by the passata and stir thoroughly. Leave to simmer until the spaghetti has cooked in the other saucepan.

4. Drain the spaghetti (it’s ok to leave a little water in there) then add the spaghetti to the prawns etc in the frying pan. Mix the spaghetti through thoroughly and cook on a low heat for a further 1-2 minutes until the prawns are cooked. Add a little more water if necessary to loosen the sauce.

5. Serve the finished king prawn spaghetti into bowls and garnish with the remaining spring onion, chopped basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


I hope you enjoy this King Prawn Spaghetti with Tomato and Garlic Sauce recipe. As always, your feedback is most welcome so please comment below or get in touch at or through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Food Beaver.

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