Spicy Prawn and Broccolini Spelt Pasta

Delight in the bold flavors of Spicy Prawn and Broccolini Spelt Pasta, a nutritious and satisfying dish that combines tender prawns, vibrant broccolini, and wholesome spelt pasta tossed in a spicy sauce. Perfect for a flavorful meal that’s quick to prepare.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 oz spelt pasta (or your preferred pasta)
  • 1 lb large prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch broccolini, ends trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (optional)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


1. Cook the Pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spelt pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.

2. Sauté the Prawns and Broccolini:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the prawns to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes per side until pink and cooked through. Remove the prawns from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add broccolini to the skillet and sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender-crisp.

3. Prepare the Sauce:

  1. If using white wine, pour it into the skillet and let it simmer for 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  2. Stir in lemon zest and juice.

4. Combine Pasta and Sauce:

  1. Add the cooked spelt pasta to the skillet with the broccolini.
  2. Toss well to coat the pasta and broccolini with the sauce.
  3. If the sauce is too dry, add reserved pasta water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.

5. Add the Prawns and Garnish:

  1. Gently stir in the cooked prawns to heat through.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for garnish.

6. Serve:

  1. Divide Spicy Prawn and Broccolini Spelt Pasta among serving plates.
  2. Garnish with additional lemon zest or red pepper flakes if desired.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy the spicy and flavorful dish!

Cooking Tips:

  • Adjust the spiciness by varying the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • Substitute spelt pasta with whole wheat or gluten-free pasta if preferred.
  • For a creamier sauce, stir in a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk at the end.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Prawns: High in protein and low in fat.
  • Broccolini: Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as dietary fiber.
  • Spelt Pasta: Provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Dietary Information:

  • Dairy-Free: Yes
  • Nut-Free: Yes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s a quick and flavorful pasta dish that combines seafood with nutritious greens.
  • The spicy kick adds excitement to your meal without compromising on healthiness.
  • Perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion with its vibrant colors and delicious flavors.


Thank you for trying this Spicy Prawn and Broccolini Spelt Pasta recipe. Enjoy the combination of tender prawns, vibrant broccolini, and wholesome spelt pasta in a spicy sauce. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more delightful recipes. Happy cooking!

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