Creamy linguine with prawns

Creamy linguine with prawns

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(63 ratings)

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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5th Feb, 2011
very tasty and easy dish. :) any ideas hwo to replace the white wine tho if done as an everyday meal.
29th Jan, 2011
I think it was a little too tart with the creme fraiche and lemon together, so much so I binned the first batch! The second try, I doubled the garlic used a little lemon and zest and added single cream instead of creme fraiche and it was SO much better. Also added some clams and squid along with the prawns. Def one for an easy but impressive dinner party main!
19th Jan, 2011
Is there anything you could use to replace the prawns? Maybe chicken? I want to cook it for my other half but he hates prawns.
10th Aug, 2010
I absolutely love this recipe, it's so easy and very tasty. I double the garlic and add a finely chopped red chilli.
14th Jun, 2010
Super easy and delicious. Would definitely make again.
24th May, 2010
I grated a little lemon zest instead of using the juice and it was great. yum!
1st Apr, 2010
Loved this recipe i actually put a little more lemon in and doubled the garlic (love garlic) tasted great. Will deff do again
Frantic Flapjack
17th Nov, 2009
Very quick and tasty. Agree with VonnyBee's comment about the lemon - go easy.
10th Nov, 2009
I was disappointed with this actually - I think I put too much lemon juice in though as that was the overwhelming flavour. So if you try it, maybe add a bit at a time and taste.
3rd Nov, 2009
Quick, easy and very tasty. My husband licked his bowl clean!


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