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Pasta Fantastico (with Prawns, Snow Peas)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pasta


  • Penne– 500 gm
  • olive oil – 4-5 tbsp
  • garlic – 2 cloves crushed and chopped
  • Prawns – 500 gm deveined and cleaned well
  • snow peas – 100 gm trimmed
  • sweet chilli sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Italian dried mixed herbs thyme, rosemary, oregano – 1 tsp
  • chilli flakes – 1 tsp more for serving
  • salt; to season


  • Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to packet instructions, drain (reserve half a cup of pasta water) and keep aside.
  • 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. Then add the dried herbs, chilli flakes and sweet chilli sauce; continue to cook till the prawns are almost done.
  • Add the snow peas and cook for another minute (dont overcook the snow peas)
  • Add the pasta to the pan, season with salt and toss to combine. Add some of the reserved pasta water if it feels too dry.
  • Serve warm with a pinch of chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil on top.