Spaghetti with prawns, lemon, rocket and chilli

This is such a simple recipe, but so full of flavour- it just tastes amazing! 

I have adapted this recipe from Jamie’s Italy to be Slimming World friendly, and it’s one of my absolute favourite pastas- the combination of flavours works perfectly, and even without all the olive oil that Jamie adds, it is just to die for!


My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: 2 per portion
Healthy Extra: none


  • 455g dried spaghetti
  • freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Frylight
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tsp dried chilli flakes (depending on your love of chilli!)
  • 400g peeled raw prawns
  • 1 small glass (125ml) white wine
  • 6 sunblush/sundried tomatoes (50g) blitzed in a blender, or very finely chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 handfuls of rocket, roughly chopped


  1. Cook your spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat Frylight in a large frying pan and toss in the garlic and chilli. As the garlic begins to colour (be very careful not to let it start to burn!), add the prawns and sauté them for a minute
  3. Add the white wine and the tomatoes and simmer for a couple of minutes until the liquid has reduced a little.
  4. When the pasta is ready, drain it in a colander. Toss the spaghetti in with the sauce, and pour in the lemon juice
  5. Add half the chopped rocket, and season with salt and pepper
  6. Divide between 4 plates and sprinkle with the grated lemon zest and the rest of the rocket leaves.

Additional Info

2 Replies to "Spaghetti with prawns, lemon, rocket and chilli"

  • comment-avatar
    Judith 29th January 2016 (6:38 pm)

    Hi Pippa
    Thank you, another really delicious meal tonight, following this recipe. Very tasty and perfect combination of chilli, lemon and garlic.
    Thank you

    • comment-avatar
      theslimmingfoodie 30th January 2016 (8:28 am)

      Thankyou Judith, so glad you enjoyed it!