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Pasta with bell peppers and prawns   Our original home cooking

Pasta with king-prawns-and-bell-pepper sauce is a colored, tasty one-plate meal you can serve at your Sunday lunch or a celebration menu. You can make it all year round choosing well your ingredients. You'll need: pasta, bell peppers, prawns, canned tomatoes, parsley, other aromatic herbs, olive oil.

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Pasta with prawn-and-pepper sauce

Ingredients / Serves 2

  • 200g (7 ounces) yellow bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 300g (10 1/2 ounces) fresh ripe tomatoes or 1 400g (14 ounces) can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g (7 ounces) small or medium raw prawns
  • 1 tablespoon dried extra herbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 100ml (3 1/3 fluid ounces - just under half a cup) dry white wine
  • Salt
  • 160g (5.6 ounces) dry short pasta (farfalle)
  • Time:
    preparation: 30 minutes
    cooking: 60 minutes
    total: 60 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 459 (kcal) 23 % GDA (*)- 1921 (kJ)
    Protein: 21.2 (g) 43 % GDA
    Total fat: 11.7 (g) 17 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 71.4 (g) 27 % GDA
    Sugars: 11.3 (g) 13 % GDA

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Prawn-and-bell-pepper pasta recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Prepare the bell pepper.
    Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
    Place the bell pepper in a roasting pan and roast for 20 to 30 minutes, until it begins to char, turning once.
    When cool, peel and halve; scrape out the seeds and cut the flesh into pieces.
    Put them aside.
  • - Prepare sauce.
    Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
    Add prawns and cook over high heat until they are just tender (very few minutes).
    Remove them from the pan and add chopped tomatoes.
    Flavor them for few moments, stirring.
    Pour in wine.
    Season to taste with salt (pepper, if wished).
    Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until thick and reduced.
    In the last minute add bell pepper pieces, herbs and parsley to this sauce.
    Turn off the stove and put apart.
  • - Prepare pasta and shell king prawns.
    Meanwhile cook pasta al dente stage following our instructions (link below) or directions on the package.
    Drain pasta.
    While you are cooking pasta and sauce you can shell prawns.
    Then lay them in a dish and sprinkle lightly with salt.

Just before serving

  • -The last step.
    Transfer pasta and prawns to the sauce.
    Heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Serve immediately.



  • - This is a pasta recipe for all season. In winter you can use frozen bell peppers and canned tomatoes. In summer fresh vegetables.
  • - If you find green farfalle your dish will be nicer to see.
  • - On special occasions it is necessary to serve shrimps without shell (I add that it is always a good rule).

Menu planning

  • - Prepare this pasta with bell pepper and prawns for your Sunday lunch or a celebration menu. In the second case the doses are enough for more people (it will serve 4-6). You'll prepare a lot of tasty dish for such an occasion, certainly!
  • - Here it is a full menu for fishlovers. Links to suggested recipes below.
    Starter: minibruschettas with smoked salmon and crostini with seafoof salad matched with Italian bubbles (Prosecco)
    First course: this pasta with bell peppers and prawns
    Main dish: in winter you could choose citrus-flavored amberjack, in summer gilthead with olives.
    Dessert: close your meal with a fruit tart in summer or amaretti-and-grape tart in winter.
    The wines suggested below may be matched to this full menu.

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Healthy eating

  • -You can serve this pasta dish as one-plate meal for your family menu. In this case complete your meal with raw vegetables or cooked vegetables (seasoned only with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil per head) if you're still hungry and fresh fruit.
    Here are the doses per head: 80g (2.8 ounces) pasta, 100g (3 1/2 ounces) bell pepper, 100g (3 1/2 ounces) king prawns, 200g (7 ounces) canned tomatoes, half a glass white wine, aromatic herbs and 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  • - I remember you my original home recipes can be made without salt; there is a combination of flavors that substitutes salt.


What's the right wine for " Pasta with bell peppers and prawns "?

Our suggestion is Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (white Italian wine of Marches), Vermentino di Gallura (white wine of Sardinia - Italy) to match to pasta with prawns and bell peppers.