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Spaghetti with prawns & smoked butter breadcrumbs

Spaghetti with prawns & smoked butter breadcrumbs

A clever way to turn up the flavour in a classic prawn pasta. 

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time30 mins

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  • 30g salted butter
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 65g Cooks’ Ingredients Soft White Breadcrumbs
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 2 clove/s garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 165g pack Essential Raw King Prawns Stir Fry, patted dry with kitchen paper
  • 90g pack wild rocket


  1. Melt ½ the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Stir in the paprika and breadcrumbs for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly, until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

  2. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water according to pack instructions, until al dente.

  3. While the pasta cooks, wipe the frying pan clean and set over a low heat. Melt the remaining butter, add the garlic and gently sizzle for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the prawns and cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, until pink and opaque all over.

  4. Drain the spaghetti, reserving a ladle of cooking water. Toss the pasta into the prawns over a medium heat, until well coated. Pour in 75ml reserved water, add the rocket and toss over the heat until wilted and the sauce clings to the pasta. Check the seasoning, then serve topped with the smoky breadcrumbs.

Cook’s tip

The remaining pack of breadcrumbs will freeze well, sealed, for up to 1 month. Use from frozen. If you have white bread, blitz 65g in a processor to make your own.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,505kJ/ 594kcals



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