This simple little supper hardly calls for a recipe at all. It uses lots of storecupboard ingredients to pump up the volume and make the best of the fresh prawns. You could use cooked frozen prawns here or maybe some slices of smoked salmon. The fresh flavours of white wine and lemon juice really lend themselves well to seafood.

Serves 4
400g of spaghetti
6 prawns per person, peeled
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
200ml of white wine (about a wine glassful)
Juice of 1 lemon
90g of butter (about 6 tablespoons)
A generous handful of parsley, finely chopped

First things first, get the pasta on the boil, cook it according to the instructions on the pack. Drain and toss in a little olive oil and set aside.

Place a pan over a medium heat and add a little olive oil, gently fry the garlic and chilli for about one minute.

Add in the prawns and fry for three minutes, tossing until they have changed colour and are cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Pour the wine and the lemon juice straight into the saucepan and bring to the boil. Let it simmer away for a minute or two and then stir in the butter until it’s melted and add half the parsley.

Add the prawns and the pasta and toss until everything is evenly combined.


Serve straight away with the remaining chopped parsley and a generous seasoning of sea salt and ground black pepper.