Chilli prawn and spinach linguine recipe

By Sal Henley

  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 20 minutes
  3. Rating

This tasty and easy to prepare dish is low in calories and fat and rich in vitamin C.

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Chilli prawn and spinach linguine

Ingredients

  1. 300g linguine
  2. 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 500g cherry tomatoes
  4. 300g raw tiger prawns, shelled
  5. 75g Peppadew peppers in oil (from major supermarkets), drained and quartered
  6. 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  7. 1 mild red chilli, finely chopped
  8. 120g baby spinach leaves
  9. 16 fresh basil leaves, shredded
  10. 1½ tbsp aged balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. 1. Cook the linguine according to the pack instructions until al dente. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking liquid.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil and tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the prawns and peppers and stir for 1-2 minutes, until the prawns are just turning pink. Add the garlic and chilli, cook for 1 minute or until the prawns are cooked. Remove from the heat.
  3. 3. Stir in the spinach, basil, vinegar and linguine, adding a little of the reserved cooking water, until well mixed. Season and serve immediately.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 397kcals, 5.4g fat (0.8g saturated), 24.8g protein, 65.9g carbs, 11.3g sugar, 0.5g salt

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