Jools' sweet pea & prawn pasta shells

Garlic, chilli & frozen peas

Jools' sweet pea & prawn pasta shells

Serves Serves 4
Time Cooks In15 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 408 20%
  • Fat 6.9g 10%
  • Saturates 2.1g 11%
  • Sugars 5.8g 6%
  • Salt 1.51g 25%
  • Protein 22.9g 46%
  • Carbs 67.8g 26%
  • Fibre 3.0g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 320 g dried pasta shells
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • olive oil
  • 200 g frozen sustainably sourced peeled cooked prawns
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese
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  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water, according to packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic, deseed and finely slice the chilli, then put both into a large frying pan on a medium heat with a lug of oil.
  3. Fry until lightly golden, then stir in the prawns, peas and tomato purée, add a few swigs of boiling cooking water from the pasta pan, and simmer slowly on a low heat until the pasta is ready.
  4. Once cooked, drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of cooking water.
  5. Season the sauce to perfection, then toss with the pasta.
  6. Finely grate over the Parmesan and mix together, loosening with a little cooking water, if needed. Divide between your bowls and serve right away.


– Instead of prawns, try pan-fried mushrooms, or roasted peppers (simply halve and deseed, then roast at 180°C for 30 minutes).

– This simple recipe is super versatile, and is also delicious made with gently simmered squid, shrimp, or, if you can find it on a good deal, the meat from half a dressed crab, in place of the prawns.
– Tinned fish also works well, if that’s what you have to hand. Simply flake in tuna, salmon or crab for a speedy flavour hit – just make sure it’s from sustainable sources.
– Replace the chilli with a handful of mixed-colour olives, or leave it out altogether.

– Add a handful of frozen broad beans to boost your veg count.
– A handful of fresh or frozen spinach is also fantastic in this dish.

recipe adapted from

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By Jamie Oliver