• Iris Windsor

A Favourite Pasta

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

My favourite pasta is most definitely a simple prawn pasta

Do the food prep early, then leave till you are ready to eat before cooking. This takes only minutes to make

This delightful dish is very light relying on the fresh herb and lime/lemon flavours for flavour

Prawn Pasta


1/2 cup good quality olive oil

500gms prepared peeled green prawns

1 red chilli finely sliced into thin strips

4 cloves garlic finely diced

1 small red onion finely sliced.

1 cup picked basil leaves

1 tablesp picked parsley leaves

1/2 cup baby spinach leaves if desired

1/2 cup lemon or lime juice

salt and pepper

2 punnets sweet baby tomatoes in season

quantity of cooked pasta of choice


  1. Place tomatoes in a pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper

  2. Place in the oven at 180C till tomatoes split and begin to brown

  3. Remove from oven and set aside

  4. Place oil in a frying pan

  5. Cook onion and garlic gently till soft but not brown

  6. Add green prawns

  7. Cook prawns till pink. Just 2 or 3 minutes

  8. Add all herbs and spinach if using

  9. Toss in pan

  10. Throw in lime or lemon juice

  11. Toss in roasted tomatoes

  12. Toss again

  13. Toss through cooked pasta of choice before serving

  14. May be garnished with parmesan and basil leaves if desired


You can use any seafood with this recipe

Also works with chicken tenderloins or thighs if seafood is not your thing

If using chicken, you might like to add cream


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