Garlic Prawn Spaghetti

This fusion pasta dish is a plate of pure heaven – it’s silky, glossy and so darn good! It all starts with my spring onion pesto. Intrigued? You won’t want to miss out on this one!


Garlic Prawn Spaghetti

5 minutes
15 minutes

200g (7 oz) spaghettini

1 tbsp vegetable oil

400g (14 oz) peeled and deveined prawns

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

½ tsp chilli flakes

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp oyster sauce


Spring onion & ginger sauce:

1 cup finely sliced spring onion (scallions)

1 tbsp finely chopped ginger

1 tsp sea salt

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 tsp sesame oil

  • Step 1

    To make the spring onion & ginger sauce, use a mortar and pestle to pound the spring onion, ginger and salt to a rough paste. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl.

  • Step 2

    Place the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small little bubbles. Now pour the hot oil over the spring onion mixture. Stir to combine. Set aside for later.

  • Step 3

    Cook the spaghettini in a large pot of boiling salted water until just al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water in case you need to thin out the pasta sauce later.

  • Step 4

    While the pasta is cooking, heat the 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, prawns and chilli flakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the prawns are pink and opaque. Pour over the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Simmer for a couple of minutes then turn the heat off until the pasta is ready.

  • Step 5

    Drain the pasta and add into the pan with the prawns. Turn the heat back to high and toss the pasta in the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thick and glossy (if it looks too thick for your liking, thin out with a little pasta water). Spoon over the spring onion & ginger sauce and toss. Divide among plates and serve.

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What our customers say

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 39 reviews)
Very good3%



Made this dish this evening and it was amazing. Really easy to prepare and cook. The flavours were fabulous and my wife wanted it all again. Definitely on the to do again list. Thanks Marion. ❤️

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One of my family fav!


My family love this dish! I change the recipe a bit by reducing oil, soya sauce, paprika & salt. Before adding spaghetti into the sauce, I added 7 stalks of cut asparagus & 2 slices of cheddar cheese, it becomes another savoury dish!

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Absolutely fantastic!


This dish is so full of flavour. We loved it! We used fresh chilli instead of the flakes and it was still perfect.

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