Penne with prawns, pancetta and peas

Pasta is quick to make and great for the whole family. Chef David Rocco shows us how to make a simple prawn, pancetta and pea penne that is bursting with flavour!



  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add garlic and pancetta and sauté until slightly brown. Then, add shrimp, peas and wine and let simmer and reduce heat by half.
  • Add the chopped mint.
  • While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water. Stir to prevent from sticking together.
  • Drain the pasta when it’s al dente and add to the saucepan with the pancetta, prawns and peas.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle with Parmigiano cheese and mix well.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and add mint, lemon zest and more Parmigiano.

Recipe Courtesy David Rocco

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