Gremolata prawn pasta

Gremolata prawn pasta

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Plump juicy prawns, pesto-style Italian parsley and lemon sauce 'gremolata' are perfect partners when teamed with pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal625
  • fat30g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.6g


  • 175g tagliatelle
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • zest 1 lemon and juice ½



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

  • small bunch parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • large handful rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus a splash extra for frying
  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200g peeled raw prawn



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

  • good pinch chilli flakes


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, make the gremolata. In a food processor (or by hand), finely chop the garlic with the zest, parsley (include the stalks) and rocket. Season generously, add the oil and lemon juice, and mix to make a juicy paste. Set aside.

  3. Melt the knob of butter with a small splash of oil in a frying pan, add the prawns and fry quickly on each side. Add the chilli flakes and cook for 1 min or so more until the prawns are cooked.

  4. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the gremolata and the chilli prawns, toss well to coat and check the seasoning. Divide

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22nd Mar, 2020
Simple, quick and delicious. Will make again
Charles Stringer
10th Aug, 2015
One of the quickest and best pasta dishes ever - just make sure you use really good quality tiger/king prawns
koolk_2009's picture
8th Jun, 2015
Really tasty and very quick and easy
CalMamaCook's picture
18th Apr, 2013
Very fresh summery feeling dish that has become a regular feature in our house. We use juice of one whole lemon and a really good pinch of chilli flakes for a kick of heat. And less olive oil! Super easy for after work. We recommend it 😃
11th Mar, 2013
Really nice, would recommend
30th Oct, 2012
Tried this at the weekend I also put pine nuts in. I think next time I would put a bit more chilli in to add a bit of spice.
philinbrighton's picture
22nd Sep, 2012
Nice, fresh, quick pasta dish. I added less lemon because my boyfriend's not a fan and also added some toasted pinenuts and served with parmesane. will make again.
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