Prawn & Courgette Tomato Tagliatelle

2013-09-17
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  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

If you love prawns & pasta then you will LOVE this recipe! At just 330 calories it makes an ideal lunch or evening meal and is super quick and simple to make (like all of my recipes!).

Fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle, is much more easy to digest than dried pasta, meaning it’s the best choice if you suffer from bloating. Resistant starches (which cause bloating) are formed though once any type of pasta is cooled or reheated – meaning you should always cook your pasta just before you want to eat it! All pasta has a low GI which means that it releases it’s energy sloooowwwlly.

P.S You could always swap the prawns for salmon chunks or white fish if you don’t like them!

 

Ingredients

  • 180g cooked king prawns*
  • 250g tagliatelle (fresh pasta)
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 4 salad tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 garlic cloves or 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp paprika/chili flakes or both
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Optional - handful of button mushrooms

*You can use fresh or frozen prawns – frozen are often cheaper but need to be defrosted in the fridge the day before!

 

Prawn and Pasta

 

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a pan and add the courgette, spring onions and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, mushrooms and chilli flakes/paprika. Stir-fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile add your fresh pasta to boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes (or until cooked) - add 3-4 tbsp of the pasta cooking water to the frying pan so that a 'sauce' develops from the tomato sauce.

Step 4

Stir in the king prawns to heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the pasta and add to the vegetable and prawn mix.. divide between 2 plates & serve with a sprinkling of herbs/chilli flakes!

 

P.S I omitted the mushrooms from the dish below!

Prawn Tagliatelle

*This dish was inspired by a Morrisons Fishmonger’s Recipe!

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

Prawn Dish

Pasta dish

Prawn and pasta

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    330Kcal
  • Carbs

    40g
  • Protein

    20g
  • Fat

    10g

Recipe Comments

Comments (8)

  1. posted by Amy on September 17, 2013

    Hi nic

    Can you get this type of pasta gluten free do you know? And is it as good for you??

    Amy x

      Reply
    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 17, 2013

      Hello! I don’t think so unfortunately. Try the free-from section in super-markets for GF pasta! It will be low GI but I’d go for fresh pasta if you’re not GF! Nic x

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  2. posted by Georgie on September 26, 2013

    Love this! Had it for dinner tonight, it was so easy and simple- just my kind of cooking. And it tasted great! xx

      Reply
    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 26, 2013

      Aw thank you so much Georgie! So glad you liked it! :) xx

        Reply
  3. posted by Carla Gallagher on September 28, 2013

    I made this yesterday, really delicious dish, and very filling, could be divided in to three portions easily for a lunch. I will certainly be making this one again soon!

      Reply
    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 29, 2013

      Hurray! Thanks Carla :) It’s so tasty isn’t it! I have frozen prawns and frozen tagliatelle waiting for me in the freezer to re-make it! Hehe xx

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  4. posted by Carol Trimble on February 23, 2014

    Tried this last night and I can honestly say that it was fantastic! I added more garlic and chopped up some chestnut mushrooms. Absolutely brilliant!! Thanks for this, a firm favourite. x

      Reply
    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 23, 2014

      Aw thank you so much Carol! SO glad you enjoyed it :) x

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