Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Easily halved or doubled

Juicy tiger prawns turn this simple supper dish into something really special

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
548
protein
30g
carbs
75g
fat
13g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
4g
salt
0.94g

Ingredients

  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter
  • 200g raw peeled prawns, preferably tiger prawns
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • small handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat a small knob of the butter in a frying pan. When it starts to sizzle, add the prawns and fry for 1 min until they start to change colour. Add the garlic and sizzle for 1 min more, splash in the wine, then bring to the boil. Swirl in the rest of the butter, season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice, then stir in the chopped parsley.
  2. When the pasta is just cooked, drain and toss through the prawns. Divide the pasta between 2 bowls, pour over any excess sauce and serve straightaway.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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spiridussha's picture
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I love pasta and I cooked a lot of my mums recipes...this is the easiest and delicious prawn pasta. You can taste all the ingredients. Perfect dish

abcdefghijord's picture
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I used red pesto instead of 25g of butter and didn't add the lemon, but I added some Tabasco and capers. It was fab!

abcdefghijord's picture
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Made this with a few adaptations - I added red pesto to the wine and garlic (2 cloves) then let it reduce slightly. Using the pesto meant I didn't have to use the 25g of butter. Once reduced I added the prawns to cook for a minute or two, then added freshly chopped parsley and maybe 5-10 drops of Tabasco sauce before adding the pasta and mixing through. I didn't add the lemon, but with the red pesto and the Tabasco it didn't miss it. I think next time I will try it with mussels, prawns and salmon for a seafood pasta dish! Could have easily ate another bowl full it was that delicious!

lieann's picture

Add chilli flakes and sundried tomatoes.No lemon. Amazing.

julesgirl's picture
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I didn't use the lemon but it didn't make a difference, yet I might try it next time with the lemon, also I recamend having it with parmesan cheese even though some peole don't like to have seafood and cheese together it is REALLY nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

monsteress's picture
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Really easy and tasty, can have it again and again.

julesgirl's picture
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Loved this recipe as I'm a fan of prawns and pasta. Added some Parmesan cheese which worked really well! Will def make again!

lukecud's picture
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Delicious for such a quick and simple recipe. On the table within 10 minutes great for mid-week.

hithaishy's picture
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Easy, tasty and surely can be made in no time....made it today..added a few extra herbs and chilli flakes...

moruzzi's picture
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I used two cloves of garlic crushed, also used 1 Green and 1 red Chilli to add extra heat to the dish. Loved it and will be cooking it again very soon! Very easy, quick and tasy dish!

mrsmazur's picture

I added some cherry tomatoes, more garlic, parsley and chilli and it was delicious!

suebgoodfood's picture
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definitely needs the chillli and coriander or else its a bit bland

nipz123's picture
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Quick and easy recipe i definitly give this one a thumbs up !Extra garlic and chilli made the taste . The whole family loved it ! I will be definitly making this one agian:-))

ida1985's picture
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This is so easy, and so yummy. I've made it twice now, when jumbo king prawns have been on offer at the supermarket. I was generous with the white wine... Great, easy recipe.

eyoung's picture
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My husband and I adore this recipe, I usually add a bit of extra garlic and sometimes a spoonful of creme fraiche. Sprinkle on some parmesan and a good grind of black pepper - yum.

lydiapaiva's picture
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difficult to do on large scale for dinner party. Tasted bland and dry.

inezhardie's picture
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I used dill as I didn't have parsley to hand, and added some double cream.

arsenchik's picture

Really lovely dish and SO simple. I have an open plan kitchen/diner so don't really like preparing a main in front of guests, but this one was so easy that I ended up looking like a genius who just 'cooked up a little something'.

I followed the suggestion of another poster on here and used rocket as well as parsley. Also used chilli flakes. Apart from those variations, I followed the recipe to the letter and it was a huge hit. Thanks a million. Superb.

feastham's picture
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Tasted delicious for a simple recipe and method.

coops13's picture

Loved this recipe...added some baked salmon and a large spoon of creme fraiche

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