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Black Spaghetti with Prawns and Tomato sauce

Black Spaghetti with Prawns and Tomato sauce

Serve 3 

Tease your senses with this stunning looking dish!

There is something about combining pasta, prawns and tomato sauce that is just super delicious. This is such a quick and easy dish to make.  You can purchase the black spaghetti at your nearest Pick ‘n Pay grocer.

The distinctive colour of the black spaghetti is achieved with squid liquid, might not sound appetizing but you hardly notice it in the taste of the pasta.


500 g prawns ( cleaned )

120 g uncooked black spaghetti

5 ripe tomatoes ( finely chopped)

1 onion ( chopped )

10 ml olive oil

1 ml cayenne pepper

5 ml lemon zest

5 ml brown sugar

salt to taste

Fresh dill tips to garnish

Cook the spaghetti until al dente,  set aside.

Fry the onions in the olive oil in a frying pan until soft and translucent. Add the prawns and stir for a few more minutes. Add the cayenne pepper, lemon zest, brown sugar and tomatoes. Simmer for a few minutes until the tomatoes has reduced and formed a sauce.  Season with salt and add the black spaghetti, stir through. Garnish with the dill tips and serve hot.


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