"Pasta Con Gamberi | Pasta With Prawns"
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Pasta Con Gamberi – Pasta With Prawns

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


  • 10 whole prawns
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 whole dried chilli
  • 15 mls vegetable fond
  • 125 mls white wine
  • 250 mls water
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2.5 mls dried marjoram
  • small handful chopped parsley


  • take the heads and shells of the prawns
  • heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the prawn heads and shells with the shallot, garlic and chilli
  • when the shells start to colour add the fond, the white wine and ½ a cup of water
  • simmer until the shells and the heads are nice and red and then pass through a sieve
  • discard the solids and save the stock
  • add the tinned tomatoes to the pan with the rest of the water and the marjoram and allow to simmer
  • now get your pasta cooking and cut the prawns in half
  • add the stock to the tomatoes and with two minutes to go, cook the prawns
  • serve with the pasta and garnish with the parsley