Seafood Pasta With Roasted Garlic Butter

Use frozen scallops and prawns to make this quick and easy dish that's ideal for a midweek supper.


  • 300g dried spaghetti
  • 75g Markus Somerset Butter with Roasted Spanish Garlic
  • 1 bunch salad onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 200g pack frozen Waitrose Canadian Roeless Raw Scallops, defrosted
  • 200g pack frozen Waitrose Raw Peeled King Prawns, defrosted
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 20g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 minutes until just cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium frying pan, add the sliced salad onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the scallops and prawns, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until just cooked and piping hot.
  3. Drain the spaghetti then tip it over the scallops, prawns and the buttery juice. Mix well and season with cracked black pepper. Sprinkle the chilli flakes on top and garnish with the fresh parsley. Serve with warmed focaccia bread to mop up the juices.

Cook's tips

The scallops and prawns can be cooked straight from frozen: increase the cooking time to 5½-6 minutes and make sure they are cooked through before serving.Try other seafood with this recipe, such as a 400g pack frozen Waitrose Fruits de Mer.

Drinks recommendation

A high quality rosé, from the South of France will go well with this dish.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2108.736kJ
Fat 17.4g
Saturated Fat 10.0g
Sugars 3.4g
Salt 1.6g

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 72 ratings

This recipe was first published in Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 GMT 2006.