Pasta with Prawns, noble Gambero Rosso quickly served

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Here I show you my recipe for Pasta with red Prawns. This time I have used especially fine red crustaceans, namely Gambero Rosso.

These fine crustaceans come from the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic region from 700m depth. You must try the Gambero Rosso: The meat is sweet and has a full taste. For a dolce vita on the tongue this seafood is highly recommended! 

Besides the great taste, these crabs are visually beautiful. The natural ruby red colour will cast a spell on you.

Then let’s conjure up something wonderful on your plate and start with the preparation… Good luck and bon appétit!

Spaghetti mit Garnelen

Spaghetti with fried prawns and zucchini – I will show you the preparation in another article. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Pasta from the fine Italian kitchen

I boil my spaghetti in plenty of salted water in a tall, large pot.

When buying spaghetti, please remember: Italian cuisine doesn’t like egg pasta with fish and seafood. Leave the Tagliatelle all’ Uovo on the left today or buy it for the coming ragout dinner!

Use durum wheat spaghetti for this dish – without egg
Gluten-free alternative: spaghetti made from rice flour and quinoa.

I want to prepare the pasta like spaghetti aglio e olio. Garlic sweated golden brown gives me the typical taste of the pasta.

Gambero Rosso an Spaghetti

Fine Gambero is not only a taste experience but also a feast for the eyes.

2. Noble Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso in der Pfanne

Gambero Rosso, large noble red shrimps from the Adriatic Sea off Italy – briefly roasted in my pan

Imagine my situation the other day:

I wanted to surprise my guests with great crustaceans on spaghetti. So I went to my trusted Italian dealer. There I noticed the beautiful Gambero Rosso in the Italian seafood freezer. Even frozen, they looked bright red and evenly sorted in the package, almost like painted.

Well, I thought about it, I absolutely need them now, at least 2 packages of 1 kg each. Haste in the purchase decision was required, because my Italian dealer wanted to close already 5 minutes ago. With my parcels I was the last customer to rush through the shop to the cash desk. Then I needed stability and had to straighten my fallen jaws: “100 euros please”, said the friendly Italian.

My conclusion after preparing the delicious crustaceans and the wonderful evening we spent is: These red shrimps, Gambero Rosso, are a special delicacy! They certainly justified their high price.

But if you have to look hard at your spending, you can also use simple prawns and shrimps that only cost a quarter to a third.

3. Recipe pasta with prawns

Pasta mit roten Garnelen
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Spaghetti with red Prawns, Gambero Rosso
Noble Gambero Rosso with spaghetti, garlic, olive oil and chili, supplemented with fine vegetables. A recipe cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes, Main Courses
Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 671kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 500 g spaghetti
  • 1 tbs salt My tip: cooking water may taste like sea water!
Prepare the fund
  • 5 tbs oliv oil I use Italian olive oil
  • 3 pc garlic cloves finely diced
  • 1/2 pc chilli fresh or dried
  • 200 ml vegetable broth
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 25 g butter
Prepare red prawns
  • 1 kg fresh prawns Gambero Rosso or Gambas Red Shrimp
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 4 pinches pepperoncino
  • 2 tbs oliv oil
  • 1 pc zucchini
  • 100 g parmesan fresh and finely grated
  • First cut off the zucchini at the ends. Cut the shells lengthwise into 5mm thick slices and discard the core. Then cut the zucchini slices into 5mm long strips and finally into even cubes. Sauté the prepared vegetable cubes in the pan with a little olive oil until light brown, season with salt and pepper, then remove from the pan and place in an extra bowl.
    Zucchiniwürfel in der Pfanne
  • Next, fry the Gambero Rosso in a little oil in the pan over high heat on both sides with olive oil. Then remove them, let them cool down and remove them from the dish. Put some Gambero unpeeled aside for decoration.
    rote Garnelen in der Pfanne
  • Heat some olive oil in the pan again and fry the garlic cubes until golden brown. Deglaze with white wine and add stock.
    Knoblauch rösten
  • Place the prepared courgettes with the released prawns in stock, season with pepperoncino and a little butter and prepare to serve. I deliberately omitted to boil the shrimp shells today, I was simply in a hurry, please follow the tip according to the recipe!
    Rote Garnelen ausgelöst
  • Boil the spaghetti in a large pot with salted water al dente, drain well after draining and shake several times.
    Spaghetti beim Kochen in einem Topf
  • Arrange the spaghetti on warm plates with the help of a meat fork. Spread the garlic-chili-oil with the zucchini cubes and prawns over it.
    Decorate with a single red shrimp.
    Serve at the table with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Bon appetite!
    Pasta mit roten Garnelen
I will show you how to boil out the shrimp shells in one step and prepare the sauce during recipe for black noodles, spaghetti nero di seppia with prawns.


4. Kalorien und Nährwerte im Überblick

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with red Prawns, Gambero Rosso
Amount Per Serving
Calories 671 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 2171mg94%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!