500 g packet spaghetti
2 tbsp olive oil
6 streaky bacon rashers diced
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 lemon zested and juiced
½ tsp chilli flakes
½ red chilli deseeded very finely chopped
400 g raw peeled tail on prawns
salt and pepper to season
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ cup grated Parmesan
- Cook pasta for 2 minutes less than the instructions on the packet.
- While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large frypan and cook bacon until it starts to turn golden. Add garlic, lemon zest, chilli flakes and fresh chilli and sizzle another 30 seconds. Add prawns and stir-fry over medium heat until they change colour (2-3 minutes).
- Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid. Add pasta, lemon juice, salt, pepper and reserved cooking liquid to the pan with the prawns. Toss over heat for a minute or two so the pasta can absorb the flavours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately, accompanied by parmesan, if using.