Pasta De Senorita

By Flick at

This is one of our go-to dishes and you wouldn’t believe such a quick and easy dish could pack so much flavour. But, with garlic and chilli, tomato and bacon, and sherry and paprika, it's a Spanish fiesta of flavour!


Serves 2

  • 200g whole wheat pasta
  • 160g king prawns
  • 2 slices of smoked bacon
  • 1½ glugs sherry
  • 2½ tbsp parsley
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 large vine tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tbsp single cream
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


Cut the bacon into strips and fry them in a pan without any oil until they’re crispy, then remove them from the pan. Heat a pan of water, adding salt to aid boiling and a splash of olive oil.

Once the water is boiling, add the pasta, cook for the desired amount of time and then drain. I used whole wheat pasta because I like the nutty flavour it gives this dish.

Cut the tomatoes into eighths and fry them in a little bit of olive oil until the skin starts to pucker.

Peel and dice the garlic and chilli and add them to the pan. Cook for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant and then add a good glug and a half of sherry (I use cream sherry as it gives the dish a more rounded flavour).

Turn the heat down to a simmer and add the prawns (if they’re not deveined you may want to do this first). Cook the prawns for about 30 seconds on each side or until they’re pink.

Add the cooked bacon, paprika, lemon and half the parsley and stir it all in. Take the sauce off the heat and add the cream and cooked pasta.

Stir and scatter with the remaining parsley before serving. Then devour!

This Spanish pasta dish can be created on an elegant Leisure range cooker, with colour choices to match this vibrant dish you'll be the envy of your friends at dinner parties. See our collection of black range cookers, red range cookers and cream range cookers.

Newsletter from Leisure, straight to your inbox