When the busy day means you don’t have lots of time to prepare and cook a meal you need to reach out for something simple and easy to make and this dish cooks in less than 10 minutes. Honest!

Serves 2
Cooking time 10 minutes

½ onion, chopped
½ red pepper, chopped into bit-size pieces
1 large clove of garlic
2 tsp chopped parsley
225g king prawns (we actually had frozen prawns that were defrosted before cooking)
Enough linguine for 2 people, we had approx. 60g each
Olive oil
Celery salt


  1. Get a kettle of water on the go and start chopping up your onions. Get a frying pan on a medium heat and add in a little olive oil, approx. 1tsp should be enough. Pop the chopped onions into the frying pan.
  2. The water should be boiled now, pour this into a large pan and add a good pinch of salt then add in your pasta. The pasta should be well covered by the water and have room to ‘move around’. Don’t add any oil to the water, it doesn’t help with separating the pasta!
  3. Chop up the red pepper into small pieces and chop up the garlic as fine as you can (or you can crush it, we won’t judge you!)
    Tip the pepper and garlic into the frying pan with the onions and stir. If it start to look a little dry and possibly burn then turn down the heat and add a little water, not too much, just enough to stop things burning.
  4. The prawns will only need a couple of minutes to cook so add them just before your pasta is done. Tet your past by taking a piece out and eat it. If it still has a little bit of crunch left then that should be perfect – not too crunchy though, you don’t want to be eating something like a matchstick!
  5. Add in the prawns to the frying pan and now sprinkle a little of the celery salt, a pinch should be enough. Season with pepper and add in the parsley and stir through. The prawns should go from a grey colour to bright pink when cooked through. You may need to turn up the heat a little towards the end.
  6. Drain the cooked pasta but keep back a little of the water (always keep back some of your pasta water) a cupful should be enough.
  7. Add your pasta to your frying pan and stir through, if you need to, you can add some of the pasta water now to slacken things a little.

Serve onto warmed plates and eat!