Chilli prawn linguine

Chilli prawn linguine

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(54 ratings)

Takes 25-30 minutes

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal333
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 280g linguine pasta
  • 200g sugar snap pea, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 raw king prawn, peeled
  • 12 cherry tomato, 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
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  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar

Method

  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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dansch86
22nd Jan, 2017
5.05
I substitute the sugar snap peas for asparagus which I find to be a much better accompaniment and works really well with the dish
Filofilo
21st Jun, 2016
2.55
Looked like a great recipe, but I worried about the negative comments, where they poor cooks or a poor recipe? IMO the sweet and sour is 'seriously unbalanced', way, way too much lime, which overrides the chilli & garlic (some task) let alone the prawns! 'Might' be a good recipe if the citrus is turned down!
garden grown
3rd Jun, 2016
This recipe first appeared in June 1998, it reappeared in October 2002
karene
22nd Jul, 2015
5.05
Absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again.
JoannaDennett
25th May, 2015
Good recipe. I added an extra half a chilli and garlic clove. Also blended up up 20 plum tomatoes with an extra handful of basil and drizzle of olive oil to make more of a sauce as it seemed like it might be a bit dry. It was perfect.
shirleyeduncan
8th Dec, 2014
This was an awesome recipe, although I did not make the salad. The spiciness of the peppers, crunchy snap peas, and delicate prawn flavour made a delicious dinner. I did add a small amount of the pasta water to add a bit extra sauce to the dish. Will definitely make it again!!
reevey
18th Aug, 2014
Sorry fusion food that's gone horribly wrong. When have sugar snap peas gone together with pasta and fromage frais lime dressing. Yuck! One of the worse dishes I've ever eaten, I will remove it from my recipe collection never to be repeated again! An awful recipe. I cannot give a star at all.
Victoria_Jane
16th Jun, 2014
Enjoyable but little flavour.
Francisa
11th Jun, 2014
Really, great tasting dish with a kick. Very easy and quick to make. However, wash hands thoroughly before touching any body parts!
yvettefitz
6th Apr, 2014
5.05
I absolutely love this. Simple to make, yet looks and tastes like an experienced cook made it :)

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Helen McCaffrey
30th Jan, 2017
Hi there. I follow your healthy recipes closely as we are on a health drive and losing weight. So far, so good! We are trimming down nicely and enjoying all the recipes we've tried. I wonder do the calories of this dish include the bread?
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goodfoodteam
31st Jan, 2017
That's great to hear! I'm afraid the calories don't include the bread though.
Helen McCaffrey
2nd Feb, 2017
Didn't think so. Thanks for letting me know.
lynnenurse78
23rd Jan, 2014
Struggle to get fromage frais where I live, can I use Greek yoghurt or creme freche instead?
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goodfoodteam
29th Jan, 2014
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Good idea - both of these are good substitutes for fromage frais. Thanks and hope you enjoy the pasta!BBC Good Food team
HarrietAnneB
28th Jan, 2015
I added a little bit of fresh grated ginger with the chilli & Garlic I found this really good