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Prawn, Tomato and Basil Pasta

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 15 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1/2 cup water
    •    1 onion, sliced
    •    2 tbsps olive oil
    •    1/2 cup passata
    •    1/2 cup white wine
    •    2 tsps brown sugar
    •    1 small chilli, chopped
    •    2 clove garlic, crushed
    •    shaved parmesan, to serve
    •    400 gram can cherry tomatoes
    •    375 gram packet fresh tagliatelle
    •    1/2 cup basil leaves, plus extra to serve
    •    750 gram green prawns, peeled, tail intact, deveined


  1. Heat half oil in a large frying pan on high. Add prawns and cook, 2-3 minutes, until they change colour. Remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan on high. Sauté onion, garlic and chilli, 1-2 minutes, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, passata, water, wine and sugar. Season to taste. Reduce heat to low, simmer, 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, 3-5 minutes, until al dente. Return to pan. Toss sauce and prawns through pasta over a low heat, 1-2 minutes. Serve topped with extra basil leaves and parmesan.

This great family recipe is thanks to Women's-Weekly-Food Recipes at


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