Spaghetti with Prawns and Tomato Sauce, Recipe for Gourmets, Step by Step Kitchen Story

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You can find my spaghetti prawns tomato sauce recipe in this article.

I like to cook this dish for guests and it is really great.

Gourmets and foodies are absolutely delighted. The sauce is prepared completely in the oven.

It’s convenient and once you’ve tasted this delicious sauce, you’ll love to cook this again and again.

Good luck!

1. Recipe Spaghetti Prawns Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Prawns and Tomato Sauce

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 488
Total Time 50 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 40 Min.

Simple tutorial to prepare pasta with tomato sauce and prawns.

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spaghetti with prawns and tomato sauce recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Tomato Sauce

250 g Cocktail tomato (best are ripe San-Marzano tomatoes)
1 tsp brown cane sugar (cane sugar is ideal)
1/2 tsp Salt
4 pinch wild garlic (dried or even better fresh)
2 tbs oliv oil
80 ml dry white wine (or prosecco)
1 tsp thyme (or basil)

Spaghetti Prawns and Zucchini

200-250 g spaghetti
1 pc Zucchini (small)
1 tbs oliv oil
10 pc prawns (raw)
1-2 pc garlic


some basil (or thyme for decoration)


Tomato sauce fresh tomatoes recipe image
Tomato sauce fresh tomatoes recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Prepare tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 200°C hot air.

Wash and dry the tomatoes.

Oven cooked tomatoes for tomato sauce.
Tomatoes cooked and caramelized in the oven serve as the basis for our fantastic tomato sauce!

Cook tomatoes

Place tomatoes in a bowl or in a roasting dish.

Season prepared tomatoes with salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil (optionally thyme), then place in the oven for 35 minutes.

Later put some nice tomatoes aside for decoration.

Raw and unpeeled prawns
Raw prawns still in their shells are an attractive main feature of our food.

Provide prawns

Prepare the prawns and place them ready for frying.

You can fry the prawns with or without shell.

Raw prawns
remove the intestines from raw prawns

Prepare prawns

I almost always peel the shrimp for pasta.

Remove the gut from the curved top of the shrimp.

Take off the shell, I often leave the fin on the shrimp.

Shrimp cut in half lengthwise to the tail fin will turn up in the pan when fried.

This looks visually appealing on the plate.

Spaghetti image
Spaghetti photographed on a kitchen table.

Prepare water

Place a pot of water on the stove to cook the spaghetti.

Season the water to taste with salt.

Zucchini slices
Thinly sliced zucchini slices on a kitchen board.

Cut zucchini

Cut the zucchini into thin slices.

Zucchini when frying as an accompaniment to spaghetti with tomato sauce
Zucchini slices, halved slices or cubes are a fine addition.

Fry zucchini

Zucchini slices fry on both sides, season with salt and pepper. To do this, please note all the tips in the article above.

Tomato sauce
Prepare tomato sauce from fresh, aromatic small vine tomatoes in a pan.

Sauce finish

Squeeze a few tomatoes and increase the amount of tomato stock or tomato extract.

Keep the tomato sauce warm in the oven.

Add the plates and warm them.

Cook spaghetti
Cook spaghetti

Pasta cooking

Cook the spaghetti until al dente.

Fry prawns
prawns when seared

Fry prawns

Fry the prawns, season with salt and pepper.

Remove prawns, bring white wine to a boil in pan and add to tomato sauce.

spaghetti prawns tomato sauce recipe Image
spaghetti with prawns and tomato sauce recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Drain the spaghetti and drain well.

Arrange on warmed plates.

Add the tomato stock, crushed tomatoes and decorative tomatoes.

Add the prepared courgettes, prawns and basil or thyme.

Serve quickly and enjoy!


2. Nutritional Values

3. Ingredients Spaghetti Prawns Tomato Sauce

You need fresh cocktail tomatoes for this wonderful dish, San Marzano tomatoes are ideal.

“Paradeiser”, that’s the name of big tomatoes in Austria, are only second choice for me because the spaghetti on the plate looks better with small tomatoes.

I like to combine zucchini and basil with the tomatoes and fried prawns.

I’ll tell you another trick later so that the shrimps “turn up” interestingly, as you can see on the plate.  

Look at the picture again, so you can see what I mean.

San Marzano tomatoes or other fully ripe small tomatoes are ideal for this recipe!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Fresh Potatoes
Sensational spaghetti with tomato sauce, zucchini and shrimps. You will enchant your guests with it!

4. Prepare the Tomato Sauce

I’m going to show you a great way to prepare the tomato sauce.

I’ve introduced this variant before at the recipe for tomanto sauce with fresh tomatoes.

The tomatoes are prepared in the oven and form a stunning taste.

Place the cleaned tomatoes in a bowl or in a roasting dish.

The stems and the style approaches should be included, because they also give off flavour.

Season the tomatoes with salt, pepper and brown raw cane sugar. Optionally you can sprinkle some thyme over the tomatoes.

Pour some olive oil over the tomatoes. Place the prepared bowl in the oven at 200°C hot air for 35 minutes. 

Here are the pictures:

Tomatoes prepared for the oven, seasoned with salt, pepper and sugar!

The tomatoes cook in the oven, the sugar caramelises slowly, exciting roasting aromas and a fantastic tomato stock are formed.  

The cooked tomatoes in the stock look like this:

Tomato sauce from the oven, the tomato stock tastes stunningly delicious!

Now put some tomatoes aside for decoration.

Crush some tomatoes to make more tomato extract and stock.

Remove the sticks and stems, warm the tomato sauce in the oven.

5. Prepare fried Zucchini

I add fried zucchini slices to the dish so that our spaghetti with shrimps comes along colourful on the plate.

Cut the zucchini into thin slices and fry them in a pan on both sides with a little oil.

Place the fried zucchini slices on a plate ready. Season the courgettes with salt and pepper.

Zucchini bring extra color to the dish and vegetables is finally healthy!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Brown the zucchini slices over high heat, please use only a little oil!

6. Prepare and Fry the Prawns

I buy raw Prawns, which can be recognized by their grey colour.

Glazed, red Prawns are only a second choice, because these Prawns are already cooked and therefore only suitable for frying to a limited extent.

I thaw deep-frozen Prawns in cold water for a good half hour. Then I peel the Prawns.

Then I remove the intestine of the Prawns by slightly cutting the shrimps on the top.

In this way I can reach the intestine and pull it out.

I then halve the shrimps by 2/3, thus creating two wings, which later turn interesting when frying.

The shrimps are fried in a little oil at high heat, I like to add some garlic to create the aroma.

Use raw shrimps, you can recognize them by their grey colour!

Prawn Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Shrimps while frying in the pan, please dry the shrimps well and fry over high heat!

7. Cook and Arrange the Spaghetti

I cook the spaghetti before putting the shrimps in the pan.

Spaghetti needs a lot of boiling salt water, the water gets a lot of salt from me.

It tastes almost like sea water after seasoning.

I add olive oil because the spaghetti sticks less together.

I put the spaghetti, which has been poured off and cooked al dente, on the plate, turned up with a large meat fork.

Place the tomatoes and tomato sauce on the pasta.

Decorate the fried courgettes, shrimps and some basil neatly with it.

Finalized it looks like this:

food starch
I love this dish, the colour, the fragrance and the taste. Try this spaghetti!

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