Pasta with Prawns

Pasta with Prawns

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red crushed peppers, or to taste
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 pound prawns with shell (deveined)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 pound cooked pasta, drained, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley


Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, garlic and red crushed pepper and cook until the garlic is lightly golden. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes or until it starts to bubble. Add the prawns, salt and cook until the prawns change color (1 to 2 minutes).

Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and cook together for about 1 minute. Adjust the salt and add the pasta water if needed. Turn off heat, add the parsley and serve immediately.