Spaghetti with Prawns Recipe, a fast Dish of fine Cuisine

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Now I would like to present you my recipe Spaghetti with Prawns. A quick recipe and a feast for all the senses.

I love shrimps… Now it has come out ūüėČ

Shrimps are easy to prepare, rich in protein and low in calories and have a fine taste. In the perfect preparation the crustaceans are also optically a feast for the eyes.

I am also a fan of fast preparations. This is especially interesting when the time window in the evening is small and the hunger is big.

That’s why I don’t want to go into too much detail here, but go into the kitchen with you right away and we’ll get to work… Good luck and good appetite!

Nahaufnahme Spaghetti mit Lachs

Salmon Spaghetti served with tomatoes, peas and garlic, I’ll show you this recipe elsewhere. ¬© Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Prepare Noodles with Shrimps deliciously

Spaghetti mit Garnelen

Spaghetti with fried prawns and courgettes Рa feast for the eyes and palate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

For this delicate noodle dish I thought up this combination of ingredients:

  • black pasta (Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia)
  • prawns
  • courgette
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • white wine
  • vegetable broth
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg
  • pomegranate

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia can be found in Italian specialist shops or in well-stocked supermarkets.

spaghetti schwarz

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia are spaghetti dyed with squid ink. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Garnelen roh und ungeschält

Raw prawns still in shell as an attractive main actor of our food. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. My Pasta Preparation in the Process

I have written down a great sequence for you here, so that everything fits together wonderfully in terms of time and taste:

  1. Fry the shrimps and dried shrimp shells over high heat with a little oil.
  2. After about 3-4 minutes, remove the shrimps from the pan and place them in an extra pan.
  3. Add the garlic to the shrimp shells (carcasses) and brown lightly.
  4. Deglaze with white wine and pour in vegetable stock.
  5. Simmer the shrimp stock for 15 minutes, season with the spices.
  6. Remove the shrimp shells.
  7. Grill zucchini in an extra pan, I like to use the ribbed grill pan for a nice zucchini pattern!
  8. Add water for boiling and season with salt after boiling.
  9. Cook the spaghetti in the pot until al dente, drain and drain well.
  10. Swing the pasta in the prepared broth.
  11. Heat the shrimps briefly in the pan and add them hot to the pasta on the plate together with the courgettes.
  12. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve.
  13. Refined cooking like a professional is not difficult. The shrimp shells, also known as carcasses, develop a fine aroma through roasting, which then passes over to the stock when cooked!

If you use the step-by-step instructions below, you’ll loosely get the dish out of your wrist, I promise!

Garnelen auf schwarzer Pasta

Black pasta with prawns. The eye eats with it. For a refined fruity component I add pomegranate seeds..© Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3. Here you can find the Recipe

Now we’re getting started: Step by step, we’re getting to a fine meal in a short time, which presents itself convincingly beautifully on the plate.

Enjoy the preparation, good luck and a good appetite!

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5 from 15 votes
Spaghetti with Prawns
Recipe for a gourmet pasta with large prawns. A chef's guide, cooked, photographed and written down by professional chef Thomas Sixt!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Pasta Rezepte
Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 659kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Spaghetti Preparation
  • 350 g Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia or other spaghetti
  • 2 pc cloves of garlic
  • 30 ml oliv oil
  • 80 ml white wine I use dry white wine
  • 80 ml vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pc lemon I only use a little juice here to fine-tune the acidity.
  • 1 pinch salt I use Himalayan salt
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg freshly grated
  • 25 g Butter
  • 3 pinches brown sugar I use brown raw sugar.
Prawns, Courgettes and Decoration
  • 1 tbs oliv oil
  • 200 g shrimps or prawns
  • some salt
  • some pepper
  • 2 pc courgettes I love thin and small zucchini
  • some pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • Place a large pot of water on the stove and bring to the boil. Place the pasta on top. Salt the water abundantly, pasta water may taste like sea water!
  • Separate 200 g shrimps from their shells.
  • Cut the shrimp finely at the top of the shrimp, if the shrimp has not yet been cut. The intestine is the black thread that is clearly visible. Remove the shrimp intestines.
    Rohe Garnelen
  • Fry the shrimps and shrimp shells in 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Remove the prawns from the pan and place them in the pan.
    Anbraten von Garnelen
  • Peel 2 fresh garlic cloves and dice finely.
    fein W√ľrfel von Knoblauchzehen
  • Place the garlic in the pan with the shrimp shells and brown a little in olive oil to create light roasted aromas. This gives the dish the typical taste of alla spaghetti Aglio e Olio.
    Knoblauch rösten
  • Add the white wine, vegetable stock, lemon grater and juice to deglaze.
    Pasta Soße mit Knoblauch und Zwiebeln zubereiten
  • Season the broth with grated nutmeg, cayenne pepper and salt.
  • Let the shrimp stock simmer for about 15 minutes. The taste of the roasted shrimp shells is transferred to the stock. Add a little butter and lemon juice to the stock, season to taste with a little sugar to taste.
    Garnelenschalen im Sud
  • Clean 1-2 pieces of small, slender zucchini, halve and cut into oblique slices. Roast the zucchini slices in a grill pan to create a nice roasting pattern on the vegetables.
    Zucchini grillen
  • Take zucchini out of the pan to set aside the prawns.
    gebratenen Garnelen und gebratenen Zucchini
  • Now put the spaghetti into the large pot with the boiling water as a whole. Cook the pasta al dente with the saucepan open.
    spaghetti schwarz
  • Remove the shrimp shells from the pot. Place the spaghetti, cooked until firm to the bite, poured off and shaken dry, in the mixture of broth, garlic and white wine. Turn with a spaghetti tong, add freshly cut parsley and toss the noodles properly. Keep plates or bowls warm for serving.
    Spaghetti in der Pfanne
  • Now use the heated plates. Take the spaghetti out of the bath and wind it up with a fork like a ball of wool. Heat the shrimps briefly. Drape the zucchini and cover the spaghetti with the fried prawns. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve nimbly. Enjoy your meal!
    Garnelen auf schwarzer Pasta
Depending on the origin of the spaghetti, they lose some colour when cooked. Add some starch to the cold cooking water, the starch reduces the colouring of the black pasta.

4. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Prawns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 659 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 197mg66%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. Weitere, passende Ideen zum Selberkochen

Dishes with Prawns:
Prawn skewers
Saffron Risotto with Shrimps or Variations with Fish
Popular Spaghetti Dishes:
Spaghetti with prawns and tomato sauce
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti with tuna
Salmon spaghetti
Spaghetti Gorgonzola
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti with vegetables
Spaghetti Pesto alla genovese
Spaghetti aglio e olio
Spaghetti with anchovies


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