Mediterranean Prawn and Penne Pasta with start to finish video

In just 25 minutes, you can make this impressive seafood pasta infused with the rich flavours of cream, tomato and seafood.

mediterranean prawn and penne pasta with start to finish video - Mediterranean Prawn and Penne Pasta with start to finish video

Prawns are perfect paired with penne to make this mouthwatering pasta dish for your family and friends. Garnish with fresh coriander to give a fragrant topping. Watch a guided video below.

Prawns and penne pasta

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DinnerCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy




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In 25 minutes, you can make an impressive, mouth-watering, flavourful seafood meal for yourself, or your family and friends.  


  • 800 g prawns, deveined

  • 500 g penne pasta

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 100 g butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • for the sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon fish spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cajun spice

  • black pepper and salt to taste

  • 2 chopped onions

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded (optional, and ou can use more)

  • 4 tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 cup cream ~ to be added before serving.


  • Cook the pasta al dente, rinse, and add 2 teaspoons olive oil, mix to ensure it does not stick. (To cook pasta al dente, start by bringing a pot of water to a boil and adding the pasta to it. Then, after the pasta has been cooking for 6 or 7 minutes, try tasting a piece of it. If it is still crunchy, keep cooking it in 30-second intervals until it’s firm but no longer crunchy.)
  • Blend together the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Place butter in your frying pan, or wok, and stir fry prawns in the butter for 3-4 minutes on each side. Add salt, remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, fry the onions, ensuring you scrape all the juices, bits, and pieces for extra flavour.
  • Add the sauce from the blender and bring to boil, add the prawns and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
  • When this is done you add the boiled pasta and cream, stir well, let the paste suck up all the awesome flavours.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and black pepper before serving

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