Creamy linguine with prawns

Creamy linguine with prawns

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
This delicious recipe is ready in a flash yet special enough to serve friends too. Add fresh crab and sliced red chilli for a treat

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal441
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.62g
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  • 175g linguine
  • 2 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon (or to taste)



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 handfuls (150g) raw peeled prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • small bunch chives, finely chopped

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  1. Cook the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the garlic for 2 mins. Tip in the wine and bubble over a high heat for 1 min, then lower the heat and stir in the crème fraîche and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and plenty of black pepper. Simmer for 1 min to reduce a little, then add the prawns and simmer in the sauce until just pink.

  2. Drain the pasta and tip into the sauce with half the chives. Use tongs to mix everything together. Divide between 2 shallow bowls and sprinkle with the remaining chives.

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Comments (22)

bubmum's picture

I'd like to thank you for this recipe. I doubled it up to do lunch for 4 and after reading other comments didn't use much lemon juice. I also grated a courgette in the magimix which I added with the cooked prawns just warming them through and it was delicious and went down very well.

stelaholder's picture

Really quick and super tasty. I also added some leftover shredded chicken. Delicious

cath79's picture

Really quick and easy supper. Made this with half White wine and half chicken stock though following the comments I read here. Really enjoyed it.

bethie769's picture

lovely easy dish - i had it with crab and chilli and it tasted amazing!

vicwiggers's picture

Added mushrooms, tasted good.

melissa4's picture

I followed this recipe to the measurement and the second, and I was so disappointed. 100ml is FAR too much white wine. It should be called white wine pasta with prawns. Even with the smallest amount of lemon juice it would have been too over powering and acidic.

robynlouise1710's picture

I was really disappointed with the result :( I only put abit of lemon in but even then it was way too lemony!! Next time Im going to add less lemon & some light philidelphia cheese instead of the cream fraiche.

Recommendation: Light philidelphia, prawns or salmon, dill, asparagas, chilli seeds & linguine :)

rosieadams30's picture

Really easy and quick meal, I stirred rocket through at the end - really nice

greenpetal's picture

I make a version of this but use more garlic. Sometimes add parsley instead and have also added either mussels or indian squid tubes. If you have a lot of courgettes grate courgettes at the last minute.

cook284's picture

One of our favourites. I cook it for my boyfriend on those special nights in!

u15sh8's picture

very tasty and easy dish. :) any ideas hwo to replace the white wine tho if done as an everyday meal.

sbryden's picture

I think it was a little too tart with the creme fraiche and lemon together, so much so I binned the first batch!
The second try, I doubled the garlic used a little lemon and zest and added single cream instead of creme fraiche and it was SO much better. Also added some clams and squid along with the prawns. Def one for an easy but impressive dinner party main!

fallinneonlight's picture

Is there anything you could use to replace the prawns? Maybe chicken? I want to cook it for my other half but he hates prawns.

suzette123's picture

I absolutely love this recipe, it's so easy and very tasty. I double the garlic and add a finely chopped red chilli.

hollypop6's picture

Super easy and delicious. Would definitely make again.

mehiganl's picture

I grated a little lemon zest instead of using the juice and it was great. yum!

burbs04's picture

Loved this recipe i actually put a little more lemon in and doubled the garlic (love garlic) tasted great. Will deff do again

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very quick and tasty. Agree with VonnyBee's comment about the lemon - go easy.

vonnybee's picture

I was disappointed with this actually - I think I put too much lemon juice in though as that was the overwhelming flavour. So if you try it, maybe add a bit at a time and taste.


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