Chilli Prawn And Basil Pasta

20 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 333; Fat 10.4g; Carbs 79.7g; Sugars 7.2g; Fibre 5.5g; Protein 33.1g; Sodium 0.7g
It only takes 25 minutes to make a hearty pasta dish. All of these ingredients taste great together: olive oil, basil, prawns and chilli flakes.
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  • 1kg raw peeled king prawns
  • 375g linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken liquid stock
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve


  • Marinate the prawns in half of the oil, a chopped garlic clove and chilli flakes for 30 minutes.

  • Add linguine, cherry tomatoes and liquid stock to a large saucepan of boiling salted water and cook following packet directions, until al dente.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

  • Add onion, then prawns and garlic; cook stirring until prawns are just pink. Add chilli and tomatoes; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  • Stir in sugar to taste and basil leaves.

  • Add pasta to the sauce and toss gently until heated through.

  • Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves to serve.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with a green salad and warm Italian bread.

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