Chilli prawn linguine

Chilli prawn linguine

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(42 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Takes 25-30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
333
protein
32g
carbs
42g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
2g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 280g linguine pasta
  • 200g sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 raw king prawns, peeled
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, 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
  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2002

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
reevey's picture

Sorry fusion food that's gone horribly wrong.
When have sugar snap peas gone together with pasta and fromage frais lime dressing. Yuck!
One of the worse dishes I've ever eaten, I will remove it from my recipe collection never to be repeated again! An awful recipe. I cannot give a star at all.

skacore_princess's picture

Enjoyable but little flavour.

Francisa's picture

Really, great tasting dish with a kick. Very easy and quick to make. However, wash hands thoroughly before touching any body parts!

yvettefitz's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I absolutely love this. Simple to make, yet looks and tastes like an experienced cook made it :)

SColeman88's picture

I halved the quantities as I was just cooking for my girlfriend and I, but I reckon we could've eaten more of it! I'm normally a terrible cook but found this recipe very easy to make, my girlfriend loved the lime salad dressing. Unfortunately I didn't have any basil leaves so didn't put that in but it was still delicious, but after reading the other comment below I think I'll definitely have to use the basil next time to compare! Thanks!

mellie11's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Nice pasta recipe. Looks pretty, super quick to make, and lovely fresh flavours. I was put off making the salad dressing though, as rather a lot of sugar (but sure would be very tasty!). I agree with another reviewer that it would be a stretch to serve six, just two of us happily scoffed the lot. Basil really made the dish.

lorenatesillo's picture

Lovely recipe!

lilygrace6493's picture

Lovely recipe, fast and fresh! Added extra chilli too :) only thing I would say is the recipe does not serve 6! No way! We had it between 2 as it was so yummy! Left out the sugar snaps by accident though.

Codeyez's picture

Very nice. A big hit with the family. I used Haricots beans in stead of sugar snap and Danone lemon and lime yoghurt for the dressing. Worth making the pasta for too. Very quick.

gnixon's picture

Delicious but I dont think that I will add the sugar snap peas next time.

Luciajhw's picture

Yummy and quick! Had to use pasta instead of linguine and fine beans instead of sugar snaps, but still tasted good!

kingshill38's picture

This is gorgeous. Fast food and very tasty.

jaceyparis's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Whoops, better late than never :)

jaceyparis's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This was sooooo delicious. The salad dressing is gorgeous and I will use it for other recipes. This will be a regular favourite. My partner loved it! You could do with flaked salmon also I think.

frannyblondon's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Such a yummy recipe. I didn't have the limes or frais so improvised with what I had - adding an egg (mixing straight in hot pasta after straining it), a tablespoon of mayonnaise and a good squirt of lemon juice. Will definitely be making this again!

fil_auto's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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

emilymartin13's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Love this recipe for quick and easy entertaining.

bikerbell's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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.

Pages

Questions

Tips