Lemony prawn & courgette tagliatelle in a bowl

Lemony prawn & courgette tagliatelle

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Make this king prawn and courgette tagliatelle in just 20 minutes. It's full of garlic, lemon and chilli, and it's healthy too, so it's great for busy weeknights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal478
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 2 tbsp 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…

  • 2 courgettes (about 500g), trimmed and coarsely grated



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 large garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 180g tagliatelle
  • 150g raw king prawns, peeled and deveined



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

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced



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

  • ½ small bunch of parsley, finely chopped



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


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgette for 4-5 mins, then stir through the garlic and chilli.

  2. Cook the tagliatelle following pack instructions. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

  3. Add the prawns to the courgette mixture, and cook for 2 mins until pink. Toss through the tagliatelle, the lemon zest and juice, parsley, some seasoning and a splash of the reserved cooking water. Divide between bowls and serve.

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29th Jun, 2020
Although I squeezed the watery juices from the courgette, I felt the courgette remained a bit soggy. I liked the combination of flavours ie tagliatelle (used pack of fresh for 2 people), prawns, garlic, chilli, lemon. Think I’ll try again with frozen peas. Think that might give more texture.
10th Jun, 2020
Nice simple meal with bags of flavour. Two courgettes grated looked a huge amount but once mixed into the tagliatellle it disappeared! We scored it 8/10
4th Jun, 2020
"trimmed" courgette. Can you tell me if this means peeled, or do you mean we've to "top and tail" it. i.e. chop of both ends. I'm not very knowledgable about this type of thing, as I'm not much of a cook. I'd really appreciate a speedy answer as I'd like to try making this within the next couple of days. Thanks in advance!
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7th Jun, 2020
Hi, It just means topped and tailed. Lulu
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