Chilli prawn and tomato spaghetti

So few ingredients, yet so much pzazz. I love cooking this on nights when I just want to spend 15 minutes in the kitchen because of literally everything else there is to do, but I don’t want to miss out on a beautiful meal. Serve with a well-dressed green salad.


  • 1 diced red onion
  • a large punnet of quality baby tomatoes – I also chunkily chopped and added a juicy beef tomato
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A couple of handfuls of prawns – I used frozen cooked.
  • A level teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Spaghetti – 60-100g per person.

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.


Set the spaghetti to cook in a large pan of boiling salted water

In a very large shallow frying pan gently cook the red onion in a good amount of olive oil (not a spray but a very shallow lake!). Then throw in the tomatoes and put a lid on for a couple of mins. Lift the lid and squish the toms a bit with a potato masher.

Now add the prawns, turn up the heat and pop the lid back on so they cook on high but also steam a bit. You’ll then need to drain some of the liquid if using frozen prawns. Next add the chilli flakes, salt and a bit of black pepper.

Drain the spaghetti – but not too much, and it should also retain some bite – and add it to the pan of prawns and toms. Thoroughly combine using tongs.

Serve under a cloud of Parmesan, with some extra seasoning if needed, and a flight of fresh herbs – I used mint and basil.


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Nutrition Info


Eating a wide variety of shellfish should leave you feeling far from crabby! They’re packed with a diverse range of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals):

  • Iron – transports oxygen around the body and supports the immune system and energy production.
  • Zinc – supports a healthy immune system and gene expression.
  • Magnesium – an integral part of bones and teeth as well as being a key player in energy production and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
  • Vitamin B12 – is crucial for a healthy brain and nervous system. It also helps form red blood cells and helps to create and control DNA. Every cell in the body depends on B12 as it plays a part in the synthesis of fatty acids and energy production.

Shellfish are also a rich source of protein and hold a healthy reservoir of omega-3 fatty acid which is vital for optimal health. However, if something smells (very) fishy, you probably shouldn’t eat them.

Good honest nutrition

Eat spaghetti to forgetti your regretti.

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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