Spaghetti Marinara


300g raw prawn, head and shell on

1/2kg mussel, cleaned

1/2 head of garlic (5~6 cloves), finely chopped

800g bottle tomato cooking sauce(puree)

500g dried spaghetti

1 fresh chilli (discard the seed, finely chopped) or 1/2 tbsp chilli paste

olive oil

knob of butter

sea salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 tbsp sugar

a handful of italian parsley(or flat-leaf parsley)


  1. In a medium hot fry pan, drizzle some olive oil and a knob of butter, fry the finely chopped garlic and chilli for about 3 minutes.
  2. Put in the mussel and raw prawns and stir fry on high heat for about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussel.
  3. Pour in the tomato cooking sauce, sugar, sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Cook on low heat for about 1/2 hour. Constantly stirring.
  5. In the mean time, cook your spaghetti al dente.
  6. When pasta is cooked, toss through the sauce and served with a small handful of parsley and lemon wedges.