Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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(53 ratings)

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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7th Apr, 2017
Bloomin delicious and SO quick and easy - a regular on our weeknight menu. I double the garlic, bulk up the pasta with courgette to make it go further and use dried parsley.
8th Oct, 2015
This really is a 5 star recipe. It's the second time I've cooked it in a week because it is so delicious, quick and completely fool proof. After adding the garlic I also added some chilli to give it an extra kick and the result was amazing. Empty plates all round!
20th Jul, 2015
Really simple and really delicious. As others have suggested, I added some chilli flakes, extra garlic, and roasted cherry tomatoes, and served it on a bed of rocket
3rd Oct, 2014
This meal is so tasty considering how easy it is to create. I actually used Dry Rose wine with some tomato puree. I imagine it will become a regular occurrence in my kitchen from now on.
16th Aug, 2014
This was much nicer than I anticipated. Used all the ingredients suggested except I used dried parsley which tasted just as good. Also added a teaspoon of very lazy chili because I'm kinda lazy and that gave it a good kick. I imagine if the chili and lemon was left out, this may have been a tad on the bland side. Very pleased to have found this recipe : )
30th Jul, 2014
It was the day before shopping and I'd run out of lemons, white wine and even vermouth so I tried limes and gin. Delicious. Looking forward to the original recipe next time.
26th Jun, 2014
I love pasta and I cooked a lot of my mums recipes...this is the easiest and delicious prawn pasta. You can taste all the ingredients. Perfect dish
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26th May, 2014
I used red pesto instead of 25g of butter and didn't add the lemon, but I added some Tabasco and capers. It was fab!
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20th May, 2014
Made this with a few adaptations - I added red pesto to the wine and garlic (2 cloves) then let it reduce slightly. Using the pesto meant I didn't have to use the 25g of butter. Once reduced I added the prawns to cook for a minute or two, then added freshly chopped parsley and maybe 5-10 drops of Tabasco sauce before adding the pasta and mixing through. I didn't add the lemon, but with the red pesto and the Tabasco it didn't miss it. I think next time I will try it with mussels, prawns and salmon for a seafood pasta dish! Could have easily ate another bowl full it was that delicious!
8th Aug, 2013
Add chilli flakes and sundried tomatoes.No lemon. Amazing.


13th Aug, 2014
where is the courgette in the ingredients as shown in the name of the dish?.
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Amelia J
7th Oct, 2018
there is no courgette in the name or anywhere in the dish
30th Mar, 2015
Great recipe and is easy. The kids love it but may I recommend adding some single cream and simmering off to reduce.....not as healthy but so tasty.