Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Easily halved or doubled
Juicy tiger prawns turn this simple supper dish into something really special

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal548
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter



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

  • 200g raw peeled prawn, preferably tiger prawns



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • small handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped


  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.

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Comments (46)

lydiapaiva's picture

difficult to do on large scale for dinner party. Tasted bland and dry.

inezhardie's picture

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

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

shizznit's picture

Very simple dish and delicious. I have been cooking a simliar dish (Porto Fino) for years that has wilted spinach and toasted pine nuts. Sweat the spinach leaves (bunch) for a few mins in a little butter and add to the prawns after the wine has boiled off. Whilst you are cooking the spinach toast the pine nuts in a pre-heated oven (180C/gas mark 4) and take them out at the same time you have finished cooking the spinach. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the dish before serving. A recipe that was passed onto me a very good and well experienced chef in New York city...his most popular dish on the menu!

martin@redpepper.ie's picture

Added extra garlic and stirred in some oven-roasted cherry tomatoes (with a splash of olive oil, balsamic and dried herbs)
Gives this excellent recipe some extra bite.

twilight_falls's picture

I used cooked prawns, which i added once the sauce was made. I also used dried herbs and added crushed chillies. It was really yummy, and I would definitely make it again.

jane66's picture

Lovely and simple, quick and easy to make. I added a chopped red chlli, used olive oil instead of butter and an extra clove of garlic. I forgot to buy linguine so used spaghetti, but would've prefered the linguine I think. I served it with garlic bread and a salad and everyone loved it.

jane66's picture

Lovely and simple, quick and easy to make, I added a fresh chopped red chilli, used olive oil instead of butter and an extra clove of garlic. I served it with garlic bread and a green salad.

nic104's picture

Very bland even with the chilli flakes added.

barryj's picture

well at least the dogs been fed!!!!!

Dash's picture

Gorgeous. I added some courgettes when i was frying the prawns and they really added to the flavour, providing a clean twist to the creaminess. A few chilli flakes too and this is my new favourite friday night supper dish!

vanilla30's picture

Made this last night, loved it.

I used 2 gloves of garlic and a big pinch of crushed chillies.

pixieloveheart's picture

This was quick and simple, but so tasty! We used dried chillies and left out the parsley

nounou's picture

Really nice recipe, simple and very tasty!
I tend to change it a bit though as I don't put nearly as much butter...
I actually use some of the garlic butter I always have ready in the freezer and had a spoonful of half fat crème-fraiche at the end.
I usually serve it on a bed of rocket as the nice peppery flavour of the rocket gives it a nice twist.

konstantine101's picture

Really easy and really tasty!

yorkshirekaren's picture

This is really nice with coriander instead of the parsley, too...and I agree the chilli flakes add a great kick to what is now our favourite supper dish when the kids are out!

drewinc42's picture

Just made this :-) great -- added more garlic and seeded red chilli


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