Creamy linguine with prawns

Creamy linguine with prawns

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
This delicious recipe is ready in a flash yet special enough to serve friends too. Add fresh crab and sliced red chilli for a treat

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal441
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.62g
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  • 175g linguine
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon (or to taste)



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

  • 2 handfuls (150g) raw peeled prawns



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

  • small bunch chives, finely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the garlic for 2 mins. Tip in the wine and bubble over a high heat for 1 min, then lower the heat and stir in the crème fraîche and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and plenty of black pepper. Simmer for 1 min to reduce a little, then add the prawns and simmer in the sauce until just pink.

  2. Drain the pasta and tip into the sauce with half the chives. Use tongs to mix everything together. Divide between 2 shallow bowls and sprinkle with the remaining chives.

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16th Apr, 2013
Really quick to make and absolutely delicious - one of new favourite midweek meals! I also add spinach or pak choi to the pasta for extra goodness (add to pasta cooking in water 3 - 4 mins before it's ready, like broccoli in this one here:
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11th Feb, 2013
Really quick and super tasty. I also added some leftover shredded chicken. Delicious
8th Jun, 2012
Really quick and easy supper. Made this with half White wine and half chicken stock though following the comments I read here. Really enjoyed it.
5th Apr, 2012
lovely easy dish - i had it with crab and chilli and it tasted amazing!
22nd Feb, 2012
Added mushrooms, tasted good.
6th Jan, 2012
I followed this recipe to the measurement and the second, and I was so disappointed. 100ml is FAR too much white wine. It should be called white wine pasta with prawns. Even with the smallest amount of lemon juice it would have been too over powering and acidic.
2nd Jan, 2012
I was really disappointed with the result :( I only put abit of lemon in but even then it was way too lemony!! Next time Im going to add less lemon & some light philidelphia cheese instead of the cream fraiche. Recommendation: Light philidelphia, prawns or salmon, dill, asparagas, chilli seeds & linguine :)
18th Sep, 2011
Really easy and quick meal, I stirred rocket through at the end - really nice
19th Aug, 2011
I make a version of this but use more garlic. Sometimes add parsley instead and have also added either mussels or indian squid tubes. If you have a lot of courgettes grate courgettes at the last minute.
1st Apr, 2011
One of our favourites. I cook it for my boyfriend on those special nights in!


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