Spicy prawn oil


  1. Make the spicy prawn oil - Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add in the oil and prawn shells and fry for 8-10 minutes, or until the oil is fragrant and the shells have changed colour. Add in half the onion, fennel seeds, carrot, salt and chilli. Cook on a gentle heat for a further 8-10 minutes to infuse the oil. Allow to cool and drain the oil into a sterilised jar.
  2. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti as per packet instructions. Drain and reserve ½ cup of the cooking water.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over a medium/high heat. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of the spicy prawn oil, garlic and the remaining onion. Cook for 2 minutes before adding in the tomatoes and toss through to soften slightly. Add in the prawns and cook them for 1 minute.
  4. Add the spaghetti and basil to the prawn and tomato mixture and toss through with a little of the pasta cooking water to coat the pasta.
  5. Divide the pasta into bowls and serve with extra spicy prawn oil, grated parmesan and cracked black pepper.
  6. Enjoy with family and friends.