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Charred Chilli Oil Squid & Prawn Spaghetti

Charred Chilli Oil Squid & Prawn Spaghetti

By: WellBeing Team

“When it comes to pasta, nothing beats spaghetti, piled high and plentiful. A good whack of garlic and lemon helps brighten the charred chilli oil, and the salty seafood rounds out the chilli heat. The slightly smoky and roasted flavours of the charred chilli bounce off the buttery well-rounded notes of the chardonnay and work together to elevate this simple pasta.” Jessie Spiby

To Pair
Winesmiths Organic – Chardonnay
And a dinner with friends



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  • 7 long red chillies
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted & crushed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup fish stock
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 400g spaghetti
  • 200g fresh squid, cleaned & sliced thinly (no wider than 1cm)
  • 200g prawns
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Slice the chillies in half and place them cut side down on a tray lined with baking paper. Make sure none of the chillies are touching and cook until chillies begin to blacken in spots. This will take around 30-35 mins. Don’t stir or mix the chillies while they are cooking.
  • Remove chillies from the oven. Scrape the seeds and membranes from the roasted chillies and reserve. You can add the seeds later if you like a spicier oil. Roughly chop the chillies and set aside, or blitz in a food processor.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, being careful not to brown the garlic. Add the fennel seeds, wine, stock and tomatoes and simmer for 5 or so mins until the tomatoes begin to collapse. Remove from the heat.
  • Cook the pasta to the packet instructions in heavily salted water. Drain and add to the sauce along with the butter, toss to combine.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate pan, heat the remaining oil on high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the seafood and cook until just golden, around 3-5 mins. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the squid and prawns to the pasta pan, toss.
  • Stir in the reserved charred chilli oil, adding the seeds to taste. Season and serve with lots of fresh parsley and lemon wedges.


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