Lemon & parsley spaghetti

Lemon & parsley spaghetti

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Fast food doesn't have to be at the end of a phone line. This 15-minute meal is the perfect pick me up after a long day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.37g
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  • 175g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 140g large raw peeled prawn, thawed if frozen



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

  • zest and juice 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve (optional)



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

  • bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add the prawns, then quickly fry until they are evenly pink.

  2. Throw in the lemon zest and juice, parsley, 2 tbsp of the pasta cooking water and salt and pepper, then heat through.

  3. Drain the spaghetti, add to the pan, then toss everything together. Serve with lemon wedges, if liked.

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Comments (28)

re7urn's picture

absolutely delicious, italian minimalism at its best!

donnamc's picture

we added chilli fantastic!!!

janefox's picture

Look forward to using it as it is and also it is so versatile

janbomyers's picture

Added courgettes to help with 5 a day!

carmelbasley's picture

lovely with or without the prawns.

beateschlotmann's picture

This sounds really yummy and seems to be easy and speedy - just what I like. Will definitely try it out next week !!

marshmallow's picture

Lovely recipe but I don't like prawns so intend to make this easy recipe with chicken!

jeanius's picture

We really liked this easy recipe. I didn't have raw prawns in at the time but it was just as nice with cooked ones.

Will make this again, easy storecupboard recipe.


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