Creamy linguine with prawns

Creamy linguine with prawns

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(64 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal441
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.62g

Ingredients

  • 175g linguine
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    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)
    Lemon

    Lemon

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

  • 2 handfuls (150g) raw peeled prawns
    Prawn

    Prawn

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

  • small bunch chives, finely chopped

Method

  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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1st Nov, 2009
5.05
I tried this out for a quick family meal by doubling the ingredients. It was lovely and the children were virtually licking their plates! Best of all it was soooo quick to make. Next time I may replace a little of the wine with stock. It is definitely special enough to serve when friends come served with a salad and fresh bread.

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