Jamie Oliver’s Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Rucola (Spaghetti with Prawns & Rocket Recipe)

Preparation time: 10 Cooking time: 10


Using the freshest ingredients will really make this Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Rucola taste amazing!


  • 455g dried spaghetti
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black peper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1-2 dried red chillies, crumbled
  • 400g peeled raw prawns
  • 1 small wineglass of white wine
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of sun dried tomato puree or 6 sun dried tomatoes blitzed in a blender
  • Zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 handfuls of rocket, roughly chopped


Cook your spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, heat 3 good glugs of olive oil in a large frying pan & toss in the garlic & chilli. As the garlic begins to colour, add the prawns & sauté them for a minute. Add the white wine & tomato puree & simmer for a couple of minutes.

When the pasta is ready, drain & reserve a little of the cooking water. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce, squeeze in the lemon juice, add half the chopped rocket, adding a little of the reserved water if the sauce needs loosening a bit. Correct the seasoning & serve sprinkled with lemon zest & remaining rocket.

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