Gremolata prawn pasta

Gremolata prawn pasta

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Plump juicy prawns, pesto-style Italian parsley and lemon sauce 'gremolata' are perfect partners when teamed with pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal625
  • fat30g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 175g tagliatelle
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • zest 1 lemon and juice ½



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

  • small bunch parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • large handful rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus a splash extra for frying
  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g peeled raw prawn



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

  • good pinch chilli flakes


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, make the gremolata. In a food processor (or by hand), finely chop the garlic with the zest, parsley (include the stalks) and rocket. Season generously, add the oil and lemon juice, and mix to make a juicy paste. Set aside.

  3. Melt the knob of butter with a small splash of oil in a frying pan, add the prawns and fry quickly on each side. Add the chilli flakes and cook for 1 min or so more until the prawns are cooked.

  4. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the gremolata and the chilli prawns, toss well to coat and check the seasoning. Divide

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Comments (6)

Charles Stringer's picture

One of the quickest and best pasta dishes ever - just make sure you use really good quality tiger/king prawns

koolk_2009's picture

Really tasty and very quick and easy

CalMamaCook's picture

Very fresh summery feeling dish that has become a regular feature in our house. We use juice of one whole lemon and a really good pinch of chilli flakes for a kick of heat. And less olive oil! Super easy for after work. We recommend it 😃

cassieglitz's picture

Really nice, would recommend

loui2812's picture

Tried this at the weekend I also put pine nuts in. I think next time I would put a bit more chilli in to add a bit of spice.

philinbrighton's picture

Nice, fresh, quick pasta dish. I added less lemon because my boyfriend's not a fan and also added some toasted pinenuts and served with parmesane. will make again.

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