Spaghetti with Prawns Recipe, a fast Dish of fine Cuisine

Spaghetti with prawns recipe picture
Spaghetti with prawns, served on a plate with zucchini and pomegranate.

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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 😉 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!
Close up spaghetti with salmon
Salmon on spaghetti served with tomatoes, peas and garlic
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 with shrimp
Spaghetti with fried prawns and zucchini – a feast for the eyes and the palate
Spaghetti with fried prawns and courgettes – a feast for the eyes and palate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer For this delicate noodle dish I thought up this combination of ingredients: Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia can be found in Italian specialist shops or in well-stocked supermarkets.
spaghetti black
The sauce is waiting for the pasta. First cook the sauce to the end, only then "throw" the pasta into the boiling water
Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia are spaghetti dyed with squid ink. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Raw and unpeeled prawns
Raw prawns still in their shells are an attractive main feature of our food.
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!
Prawns on black pasta
Black paste with prawns. Since the eye eats too and for a refined fruity component, I add pomegranate seeds.
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!

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!

Servings 4 Portions
Calories 659
Total Time 35 Min.
Shrimps with spaghetti al Nero di Seppia, a sensational recipe that is sure to succeed. All tips for the preparation of pasta with fresh shrimps from the professional.

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Spaghetti with prawns, served on a plate with zucchini and pomegranate.


Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

20 Min.


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.

Raw shrimp
remove the intestines from raw shrimp

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.

Frying prawns
Shrimp and shrimp shells when frying

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.

finely diced garlic cloves
Peeled fresh garlic and finely diced the cloves

Peel 2 fresh garlic cloves and dice finely.

Roast the garlic
Garlic roasted golden brown creates the typical aroma that we know from Italian cuisine.

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.

Prepare the pasta sauce with garlic and onions
Deglaze onions and garlic with white wine and stock and bring to the boil.

Add the white wine, vegetable stock, lemon grater and juice to deglaze.

Season the broth with grated nutmeg, cayenne pepper and salt.

Shrimp shells in the broth
Shrimp shells in the stock for spaghetti

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.

Grill the zucchini
Fry zucchini in a grill pan

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.

fried shrimp and fried zucchini
Fried prawns and grilled zucchini on extra plates

Take zucchini out of the pan to set aside the prawns.

spaghetti black
The sauce is waiting for the pasta. First cook the sauce to the end, only then "throw" the pasta into the boiling water

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 in the pan
Swirl the pasta in the pan before serving.

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.

Prawns on black pasta
Black paste with prawns. Since the eye eats too and for a refined fruity component, I add pomegranate seeds.

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!

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

5. Weitere, passende Ideen zum Selberkochen

Dishes with Prawns:
Prawn skewers
Saffron Risotto with Shrimps or Variations with Fish

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