Prawn, Lemon & Chilli Pasta by Clementine Day

by Ruby Hagen January 27, 2021 1 min read

Prawn, Lemon & Chilli Pasta by Clementine Day

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Clementine Day is a self-taught, home cook that runs Some Things I Like to Cook, a growing project that draws a meaningful connection between food, people and play. Interested in exploring the emotional relationship between the heart and the stomach, and the human connections that are formed over food, Clementine works on collaborative, creative food projects with friends and creatives across Melbourne.


Prawn, Lemon & Chilli Pasta by Clementine Day 


Serves 4 


Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min




500g fresh, uncooked prawns (tail on is great!)

350g spaghetti

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1-2 red chillis, finely chopped

250g cherry tomatoes

50g butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parlsey

Juice of 2 lemons

Parmesan, to serve



  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large frying pan and add tomatoes, whole.
  2. Get a pot of salted water on to boil.
  3. Cook down for 5-8 minutes over medium/high heat until the skins begin to split on the tomatoes. Then carefully, using the back of a wooden spoon or spatula, squish them until the juices and seeds pop out.
  4. Add chilli and garlic and continue to cook.
  5. Add spaghetti to the boiling water and cook per packet instructions until el dente. 
  6. Add prawns to the tomatoes, tossing every now and then to cook them evenly on each side.
  7. Add ½ a cup of pasta water, lemon juice and parsley and cook down until reduced by half.
  8. Strain off spaghetti and add to sauce. Toss around well to coat spaghetti with sauce.
  9. Top with a little grated parmesan.