Creamy prawn pasta

Creamy prawn pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A creamy and delicious pasta dish - that's low-fat, using crème fraîche

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
472
protein
27g
carbs
78g
fat
9g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
1.05g

Ingredients

  • 400g bag cooked frozen prawns, defrosted
  • 100g bag rocket
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 25g parmesan, grated
  • 400g linguine

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, then cook the linguine according to pack instructions. Reserve a little pasta cooking water, then tip in the prawns, just to heat through, before draining.
  2. Return the prawns and pasta to the pan, then tip in the rest of the ingredients. toss everything together, adding a little of the cooking water if the pasta is dry. Serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007

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soosiemac's picture
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Am waiting for galbladder op, and so on very low fat diet.
Scaled down the recipe to make a single portion just for me. I didn't have any rocket, so added some frozen peas right at the end. Also I left off the parmesan (sob), and squeezed some lemon juice over it.
It was delicious. And fabulously quick!

stunningandgorgeousforever's picture

As a very proud (and absolutely wonderful!) mother of five, I can testify that this recipe is like a gift from heaven, and beyond! I make this for my children's entrée every Thursday evening, and every time, without fail, it turns out perfectly, and of course goes without saying that every last bit is gobbled up!!! A 'must do' for all enthusiasts and beginners alike. Spoil yourself! Go on! x

fiberb's picture
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Made just one serving for myself. Didn't have rocket, so used flat-leaf parsley. The rest of the familly ate spaghetti with tomato sauce. but this recepy is so quick and easy it was no problem to cook an extra dish. Really liked it, will make again.

pboropixie's picture
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I've just cooked this, using plenty of parmesan and a generous grinding of black pepper. We enjoyed it, and as it was quick, easy and contains my partner's favourite ingredient (prawns), I think this will become a regular.

jenwybrow's picture

A bit of garlic and black pepper finished this dish off perfectly for me.

helenclemetson's picture
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Just added a little lemon juice to the the creme fraiche and plenty of pepper. Totally delicious dish and SO EASY!!!

natashayost's picture

Add dried chilli flakes, yum!

feefeescotty's picture
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Quite nice very easy to make, we added onion, mushroom and garlic.

tony_collins2000's picture
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Totally agree about using spinach instead of rocket. It just seems to suit it more!

poshpause's picture

I didn't much fancy boiling the prawns - I felt you'd be throwing a lot of the prawn flavour away with the pasta water. Also, I felt it would need the added depth of a little sauted onion, so I added the prawns to the onion once it was transparent but not coloured. I then added the creme fraiche and seasoned with lots of black pepper, then added that to the pasta. I mixed the Rocket through at the last minute. I thought it was lovely, my son thought it was lovely, but my husband - well, it made him heave! So, not 100% successful there!

noodlenest's picture

Cooked this for my mum's birthday - really easy and really lovely too!

amcoop's picture
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Not bad but wouldn't bother cooking again as there are many better recipes out there.

veritywestcott's picture
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This was super quick and easy and really delicious to boot! I like mine with plenty of parmesan and black pepper!

sarah_mcgreevy's picture
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Bland and boring

elliesmith01's picture
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easy, tasty - try it!

sally123's picture
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Quick and easy, I like lots of parmesan in mine!

visioncottage's picture
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I used spinach as we prefer this to rocket and it was very good

Constance's picture
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Quick, simple and delicious. I'll definitely be making it again.

swoodgate's picture
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Easy and tasty!

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