Pasta Fantastico (Prawn, snow peas and chilli penne)

Pasta is a family favourite and all of us love to devour it in any shape, style and sauce. Back in India, my knowledge of cooking pasta dishes was minimal and it was typically called ‘white sauce pasta’ and ‘red sauce pasta’ – the Italian culinary terms were beyond me!

After coming down to Australia, I started preparing more styles of pasta dishes especially recipes which hardly uses any sauce at all. This recipe was such a find in a popular magazine out here. And like its name, the dish was simply fantastic, easy to prepare, light and delicious….…..the fresh crispness of the snow peas works wonderfully with the slightly spicy warm prawn flavour. A perfect winter-warmer!


Recipe courtesy – Woman’s Day Magazine


1. Penne– 500 gm
2. olive oil – as much as u want
3. garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
4. Prawns – 500 gm, deveined and cleaned well
5. snow peas – 100 gm, trimmed
6. sweet chilli sauce – 1 tsp
7. chilli flakes – 1 tsp


1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, drain and keep aside.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan on medium. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add prawns and cook, tossing, for 2-3 minutes, until they change colour.
3. Stir through snow peas and chilli sauce. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until heated through.
4. Add to pasta in pan, season to taste, add chilli flakes and toss to combine.
5. Add more olive oil to finish off.



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6 thoughts on “Pasta Fantastico (Prawn, snow peas and chilli penne)

  1. mamabatesmotel November 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on mamabatesmotel.

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  2. RecipeTin (@Recipe_Tin) May 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm Reply

    I’m in the mood for some pasta today and then I saw this. I guess I don’t have to think what I should make today. It will definitely be this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. philipfontana March 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Dhanya Samuel, Sorry! Please forgive me learning your proper name! Phil


    • vanyadhanya March 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply

      that’s alright…will surely take a look at ur pasta dishes


  4. philipfontana March 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Vanya, This looks just super good! See how I do “PastaPosts” on my website for the past 2+years. I do posts on everything & anything from news, politics, history, travel, books, holidays, recipes & more! But so far I have done seven pasta recipes & my most recent is about “Pasta Portuguese.” See how I always tell the “backstory” to each recipe. The 7 recipes are found in the right margin on my website under Friday Night/Recipe Posts. And there in the archives you can find all my posts by date & topic. Go to Thanks! And love your website! Phil


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