Prawn, Chilli and Lemon Penne

 This is one of my favourite everyday pasta dishes and I am seriously proud of it. Its quick and easy to make, it’s healthy and most importantly it’s really really tasty. I make it really frequently and I enjoy it every time. Once you’ve tried it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a firm favourite with your family too.

I’ve recently started my #MissionHealthyMum and I’m on the look out for new, healthy and nutritious recipes. So you can expect to see more healthy eats popping up here.  

Ingredients – Serves Two

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 red chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely

olive oil

250g punnet of baby plum tomatoes, chopped in half

splash of balsamic vinegar

175g raw tiger prawns

50g Parmesan, grated and a little extra to serve

2 handfuls rocket

Juice of 1 lemon

Freshly killed salt and black pepper

150g dried penne



• Prepare all the ingredients, as above

• Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions

• Fry the garlic and chilli for a minute in a little olive oil to release the flavours

• Add the tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar

• Cook for 5 minutes – the cherry tomatoes will start to break down and create a lovey tomato sauce

• Add the prawns to the tomato mixture and watch as they turn nice and pink. This will only take a few minutes

• Add a few spoonfuls of the pasta cooking water to the tomatoes and prawns to loosen the sauce

• Drain the pasta and add to the tomatoes and prawns

• Stir in the grated Parmesan and rocket

• Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the pasta and taste. Add more lemon juice if you fancy!

• Serve up and enjoy! (Preferably accompanied with a lovely crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc)

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4 thoughts on “Prawn, Chilli and Lemon Penne

  1. My Petit Canard says:

    We’re such huge pasta fans in this house, I love the look of this recipe. I’m so sad that I’ve read this late on a Sunday afternoon after I’d popped to the supermarket for the weeks shop! I’ll definitely be giving this one a go as soon as I get a chance to pick up all the ingrediants :-). Thanks for linking this yummy recipe up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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