Lemony prawn pasta

Lemony prawn pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This storecupboard staple is low fat, summery and superhealthy to boot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
382
protein
24g
carbs
59g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
5g
sugar
3g
salt
0.93g

Ingredients

  • 300g short pasta shapes
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 200g large cooked prawns, halved
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche or double cream
  • juice ½ lemon

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions, scooping out a bit of the cooking water as it cooks. Three mins before the pasta is done, add the broccoli to the pan and cook for the 3 mins more. Drain, then tip back into the pan.
  2. Reduce the heat to very low and gently stir through the prawns, crème fraîche, lemon juice and some seasoning. Add a splash of the reserved pasta water if it looks too thick, then serve when everything is really hot.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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hturner8's picture
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bit boring, don't think i'll be doing it again

danbreed's picture
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Delicious, but used 4+ tbsp's 1/2 fat creme fraiche and juice of a whole lemon, plus lots of fresh black pepper! Looked a bit dry and tasted a bit bland at first tasting so these small tweaks really made it nice and tasty. Definitely a keeper!

daviesl's picture
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Great recipe, very easy to make and fairly cheap. I added asparagus tips and tomatoes and cracked black pepper. Made it with half fat cream fraiche, and tastes much better with a large squeeze of lemon. Would recommend chucking in more veg than broccoli.

auracaria's picture
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I made this first totally by the original recipe (as is my wont) and liked it a lot. I used low fat creme fraiche first time. Next time I added some garlic and mushrooms, it was very good. Not spectacular, but a very good storecupboard dinner. Last time I made it, some was left over. I ate it cold and all the flavours had developed so lovely, I will make a pasta salad from this tomorrow!! I think perhaps some chopped parsley will be good with this, or swap the prawns for tuna, or use some chilles and coriander. I even think smoked fish in there..... yumm.

A defininte keeper

eleanormayo's picture
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Very quick & easy, but definitely needs more oomf - garlic & fresh herbs needed plus lots of black pepper. The zest of the lemon would probably help aswell.

elizabethr's picture
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Good midweek meal, added garlic for extra flavour.

lourogers's picture
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Nice quick and easy... nothing spectacular but a good midweek meal.

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