Penne with Prawns in a Garlic Tomato Sauce

    35 mins

    Tomatoes and onions are pan-fried with garlic and wine, tossed with prawns, and served with pasta in this quick and easy mid-week meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons (60ml) white wine
    • 800g canned chopped tomatoes
    • 500g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook penne according to packet instructions and then drain.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in wine and tomatoes, and continue cooking 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add prawns, stir to coat with sauce and cook 5 minutes, or until they change colour. Toss with pasta and top with parmesan cheese to serve.

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    This was quite a good base, but I modified it a bit. I used only 1 can of tomatoes, doubled the garlic and wine (so I simmered it a little while longer - uncovered - to boil off some liquid. About 20 minutes all together). I also added basil and crushed red pepper while sauteing the onion and garlic... this added to the flavor a lot. Very easy to make and really delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe!  -  25 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was easy and tasty. I've made it several times now. The last few times I have added more spices (salt, pepper, italian seasonings, basil). I have also used pre-cooked shrimp that were thawed and just thrown them in for a minute or two at the end...much easier. I was also generous with the wine. At first I worried about what wine to use, but now I just dump in whatever I've got going and it turns out great every time.  -  29 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did enjoy this. However I did add LOTS of crushed garlic. It is a little bland but it was good. I think what I would do next time is not add the shrimp to the sauce but pan fry the shrimp in garlic butter with some lemon first, then add it on top of the pasta and sauce. This way the shrimp would have more flavour. Was a good basic recipe. I would make it again but with my changes.  -  17 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)