Chilli prawn linguine

Chilli prawn linguine

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(57 ratings)

Takes 25-30 minutes


Serves 6
An elegant, low-fat seafood dish, perfect for mid-week entertaining - very light and stylish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy


  • kcal333
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 280g linguine pasta
  • 200g sugar snap pea, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 raw king prawns, peeled
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • mixed salad leaves and crusty white bread, to serve

For the lime dressing

  • 2 tbsp virtually fat-free fromage frais
  • grated zest and juice of 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar


  1. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Add the sugar snap peas for the last minute or so of cooking time.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, toss in the garlic and chilli and cook over a fairly gentle heat for about 30 seconds without letting the garlic brown. Tip in the prawns and cook over a high heat, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes until they turn pink.

  4. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes until they just start to soften. Drain the pasta and sugar snaps well, then toss into the prawn mixture. Tear in the basil leaves, stir, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve with salad leaves drizzled with the lime dressing, and warm crusty bread.

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SColeman88's picture
16th Mar, 2014
I halved the quantities as I was just cooking for my girlfriend and I, but I reckon we could've eaten more of it! I'm normally a terrible cook but found this recipe very easy to make, my girlfriend loved the lime salad dressing. Unfortunately I didn't have any basil leaves so didn't put that in but it was still delicious, but after reading the other comment below I think I'll definitely have to use the basil next time to compare! Thanks!
15th Mar, 2014
Nice pasta recipe. Looks pretty, super quick to make, and lovely fresh flavours. I was put off making the salad dressing though, as rather a lot of sugar (but sure would be very tasty!). I agree with another reviewer that it would be a stretch to serve six, just two of us happily scoffed the lot. Basil really made the dish.
20th Jan, 2014
Lovely recipe!
19th Jan, 2014
Lovely recipe, fast and fresh! Added extra chilli too :) only thing I would say is the recipe does not serve 6! No way! We had it between 2 as it was so yummy! Left out the sugar snaps by accident though.
20th Oct, 2013
Very nice. A big hit with the family. I used Haricots beans in stead of sugar snap and Danone lemon and lime yoghurt for the dressing. Worth making the pasta for too. Very quick.
25th Jul, 2013
Delicious but I dont think that I will add the sugar snap peas next time.
4th Jul, 2013
Yummy and quick! Had to use pasta instead of linguine and fine beans instead of sugar snaps, but still tasted good!
3rd May, 2013
This is gorgeous. Fast food and very tasty.
27th Apr, 2013
Whoops, better late than never :)
27th Apr, 2013
This was sooooo delicious. The salad dressing is gorgeous and I will use it for other recipes. This will be a regular favourite. My partner loved it! You could do with flaked salmon also I think.


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