September 13, 2021

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Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket

Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket

A wonderfully delicious pasta dish full of flavour & freshness – one of my husband’s favourites!

Serves 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


250g penne

1tbsp olive oil

150g chorizo, chopped into bite sized pieces

2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped

2 red chillies, finely chopped

200ml dry white wine

2tbsp tomato puree

1 lemon, juice & zest

250g raw king prawns

25g butter

2 large handfuls of rocket

Freshly ground pepper


1.    In a large pan of salted water cook the spaghetti until al dente.

2.    Meanwhile in a large frying pan heat the olive oil add the chorizo and cook for 3-4 minutes then add the garlic and chillies and cook for a further minute.

3.    Now add the wine and tomato puree and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce reduces slightly.

4.    Add the prawns and cook until they are cooked through.

5.    Drain the pasta and add to the frying pan with half of the rocket, lemon juice and butter.  Mix through until the pasta is fully coated and the rocket has wilted, season to taste.

6.    To serve, divide between two warmed plates and top with lemon zest and the remaining rocket, enjoy!

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