Italian Inspiration: Midweek dinner

I was having a conversation with one of my friends last night and she asked me to post a couple of midweek dinner ideas to save her from the monotony of eggs. I get it, eggs are quick and easy and sometimes you have a real craving for them. On the days that eggs wont do though, here’s a quick and simple dinner idea for you RB! This can be made with diced chicken instead of prawns or a range of vegetables for a vegetarian option. Here’s to the first of many mid week options.

INGREDIENTS – serves 2

150g spaghetti
150g deveined king prawns
100g cherry tomatoes
1 cloves of garlic
1 onion
1 chilli (depending on heat)
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp oregano (mixed herbs will do)
salt and pepper to taste


1. Roughly chop your tomatoes and put them in a bowl to one side with a little salt and pepper on them. I think this helps intensify the flavour in a short period of time
2. Boil a kettle for your pasta, when done add pasta to boiling lightly salted water and cook for 2mins less than the time advised on pack
3. Finely dice onion, chilli and garlic and sauté in a separate pan with your oil
4. When your onion is opaque throw in the king prawns, oregano and tomato mixture and keep stirring on a low heat
5. Drain your pasta and add to the sauce pan when prawns are just turning pink
6. Cook for a further 2mins and serve

Enjoy : )

Published by Bea's Bites Online

Hi! I'm Bea, as well as being new to the world of blogging I have been a food teacher in secondary schools for four years. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. I'll be posting all about travel, food I enjoy, whether it's at a restaurant, a recipe I've trialled or something I have knocked up myself. I will also add a few drinks here and there because let's face it, it's got to be done! I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reins on occasion from about the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I have 3 bottomless pits I call brothers as well as a fiance and they are more than happy to try what I make and be extremely blunt so I welcome all comments : ) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no matter if it is a weekday after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to Email me, DM me on Instagram, Facebook or Tweet me and I'll do my best : ) I hope I'll get a chance to chat to you. Bea x

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