Prawn, Rocket & Basil Spaghetti

A delicious and delicate pasta dish perfect for spring
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • Frying Pan
  • Saucepan


  • 200 g Dried Spaghetti
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Dried Red Chillies (or ½ tsp chilli flakes)
  • 8-12 Peeled Large Raw Prawns
  • 1 Small Wine glass Dry White / Rose Wine
  • Handful Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Handfuls Rocket
  • 8 Large Basil Leaves


  • To prep your prawns ensure they are clean and deveined (slice gentry down the back of the prawn and remove the vein)
  • Cook your spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Usually 8-10 minutes. you can cooke the sauce in the time it takes the pasta to boil.
  • Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the garlic.
  • Heat 3 good glugs of extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan, then toss in the garlic and crumble in the chilli.
  • As the garlic begins to colour, add the prawns and sauté them for a minute.
  • Add the white wine, tomatoes and tomato purée, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Grate the zest of the lemon and roughly tear the basil and rocket - put to one side
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it in a colander, reserving a little of the cooking water.
  • Toss the spaghetti with the sauce, squeeze in the lemon juice, add half the chopped rocket, adding a little of the reserved cooking water if you want to loosen the sauce a bit, and correct the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Divide between 2 plates and sprinkle with the grated lemon zest and the rest of the rocket leaves.
Keyword pasta, prawns, rocket, tomatoes