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Lemon and prawn spaghetti with lemon crumbs

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Take your tastebuds to Italy with this Lemon and Prawn Spaghetti with Lemon Crumbs, which is a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Lemon and prawn spaghetti with lemon crumbs


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (70g) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
  • 2 lemons, zested, juiced
  • 300g spaghetti
  • 700g green prawns, peeled, leaving tails intact, deveined
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 60g rocket leaves
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Rocket leaves, extra, to serve
  • Lemons, extra, halved, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the anchovy and half the garlic. Cook, stirring to break up the anchovy, for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the breadcrumbs. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from heat. Add half the lemon zest and gently toss to combine.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti following packet directions or until al dente. Drain.
  3. Step 3

    Heat half the remaining oil in a large frying pan. Add half the prawns. Cook, turning occasionally, for 3 mins or until prawns curl and change colour. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining prawns. Return the prawns to the pan with the chilli and remaining garlic. Cook for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the remaining oil, remaining lemon zest, lemon juice, rocket, parsley and spaghetti. Cook, tossing, for 1 min or until heated through and well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Serve with extra rocket leaves and lemon.