Prawn and tomato pasta

Because we’ve always got tomatoes in the fridge (I’m a tomato junkie) and usually have 1 or more packets of cooked prawns in the freezer (our local branch of Sainsbury often does 1/2 price specials), I’d go so far as to say this is a store cupboard standby recipe. Anyway, I cooked this last night, it took less than 15 minutes from start to finish and I’ll definitely be doing it again. Deeelishus.

Ingredients [serves 4]

  • 400g (14oz) long pasta (I used linguini)
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 250g tubs cherry tomatoes, halves [I’d use any tomatoes in the fridge]
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 300g (11oz) cooked prawns
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  1. Heat a pan of boiling water and cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the oil and cook the tomatoes and garlic for 5 minutes over a low heat.
  3. Add prawns and season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and chilli flakes the cook for 3-5 minutes until prawns are heated through.
  4. Drain pasta and return to pan. Stir in sauce, serve immediately with hot crusty bread.

[Source: Prima magazine]

3 Responses to “Prawn and tomato pasta”

  1. Sallie
    July 30th, 2004 17:33

    YUMMMM! I will have to try that. It is Fish-Friday after all. ~tip-toeing out to check da-fridge~

  2. Daisy
    July 30th, 2004 18:38

    You eat fish on Fridays too? Heh.

  3. Huwge
    July 31st, 2004 11:08

    You does like linguini, doesn’t you? ; )

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