Chilli prawn linguine

Chilli prawn linguine

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(51 ratings)

Takes 25-30 minutes


Serves 6
An elegant, low-fat seafood dish, perfect for mid-week entertaining - very light and stylish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy


  • kcal333
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 280g linguine pasta
  • 200g sugar snap pea, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 raw king prawn, peeled
  • 12 cherry tomato, halved
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • mixed salad leaves and crusty white bread, to serve

For the lime dressing

  • 2 tbsp virtually fat-free fromage frais
  • grated zest and juice of 2 limes



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  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar


  1. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Add the sugar snap peas for the last minute or so of cooking time.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, toss in the garlic and chilli and cook over a fairly gentle heat for about 30 seconds without letting the garlic brown. Tip in the prawns and cook over a high heat, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes until they turn pink.

  4. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes until they just start to soften. Drain the pasta and sugar snaps well, then toss into the prawn mixture. Tear in the basil leaves, stir, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve with salad leaves drizzled with the lime dressing, and warm crusty bread.

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Comments (49)

fil_auto's picture

Beautiful dish. Simple, tasty, healthy. Top marks, WILL be doing again :)

emilymartin13's picture

Lovely and really quick to make. Only used 1 lime in the dressing and thought that was sufficient but is personal preference. Don't forget the basil - I added half way through eating - it really added to the flavour. Will be making again soon.

missylynch's picture

Love this recipe for quick and easy entertaining.

bikerbell's picture

Sorry, really wasn't too keen on this at all. Although the flavour was nice we found the dish to be very dry, maybe better if more tomato? Did like the dressing though and will do that again.

bikerbell's picture

Sorry, really wasn't too keen on this at all. Although the flavour was nice we found the dish to be very dry, maybe better if more tomato? Did like the dressing though and will do that again.

lindada's picture

Despite one of my boys professing not to like linguine and the other one turning his nose up at the recipe, this meal was eaten with gusto, and requests for 'having it again soon'. I too didnt bother with the leaves, but did make the dressing and added that all to the dish at the end. Bloomin lovely.

lnr1973's picture

This is my FAVOURITE RECIPE EVER. And totally Slimming World-friendly if you swap the olive oil for the dreaded FryLight.

bex1970's picture

This is a SUPERB recipe. Cannot recommend it more highly.

kevinbristow1616's picture

You can make this dish in about 15 mins

cobbycob's picture

very easy, very tasty substituted linguine with black squid ink spaghetti

GVB's picture

Delicious. I used peppers instead of sugar snap peas and didn't have fresh basil so I used dried. It was quick too, and since I always have prawns in the freezer and linguine in the cupboard this is a real storecupboard dish for us.

menapian's picture

They said it couldn't be done. Thats what they said. It was done .. and it was .. YUM.

chocola's picture

delicious, fresh,cleantasting, healthy.... I say that, having lots of garlicky, crunchy ciabatta with it and a glass of cold sharp italian white wine, heaven!

jessmhand's picture

I make this all the time and it is lovely! have adapted to make it quicker and do not serve with salad and dressing. Instead i add white wine, tomato puree and lemon juice (even fine from a bottle!!!) to the pan whilst cooking to give it a light fresh taste! Yummy!

niknack's picture

made this for the first time tonight and added the lime dressing to the end dish as i did not have any salad and it was delicious will definately make it again

alisonjlynch's picture

Lovely recipe and so quick and easy. The lime dressing is fantastic.

lurvlyloz's picture

this was my first prawn dinner (im teaching my self to like prawns) and it was really yummy. will def try again :)

serge2097's picture

I tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago, it was very tasty and no complaints from my guinea pigs, so much so I'm having it again tonight

hjdexter's picture

Really easy, really tasty!

emmalovesfood312's picture

I made this last week and its one of the best seafood pastas I've ever had! rather than serving it with salad on the side, i mixed in some rocket and drizzled the dressing over the whole thing and it worked really well! The sugar snap peas make it so fresh and yummy!! Will be a firm fave in our house!


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