Lemony prawn & pea pasta

Lemony prawn & pea pasta

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 4
A simple and flavoursome storecupboard prawn pasta dish that combines fresh flavours with quick cooking

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal393
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.33g


  • 350g linguine or other long pasta
  • 140g large frozen prawn



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

  • 100g frozen pea
  • 1 egg yolk
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • handful grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • soured cream (optional)


  1. Boil the linguine for 8 mins. Three minutes before the time is up, tip in the prawns and peas. Reserve a cup of cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pan.

  2. Add the egg yolk, lemon zest and juice, most of the Parmesan and some soured cream, if you like. Stir everything together, adding a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen the mixture.

  3. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

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Annette Baxter's picture
Annette Baxter
16th Feb, 2020
Quick and easy to make, very tasty.
Clare O Sullivan
3rd Jan, 2016
Made this today. Very tasty and easy and quick to prepare. I did add more peas more prawns and some chilli flakes for a bit of bite. And some fresh coriander that I happened to have and needs using. Very filling too.
21st Dec, 2015
Very nice however I must have used a massive lemon as It was too lemony, put off my 5 year old from enjoying it, he did eat it but was squirming in his seat. So lesson learned, next time I'll add not quite so much lemon! I used small prawns from my freezer and didn't have parmesan, a good quick weekday meal.
1st Sep, 2015
A bit stingy on the prawn quantity, a few more peas would do no harm either. Otherwise good and simple.
24th May, 2015
I made this for a quick easy mid-week dinner. Really easy to make, I added some fresh coriander that I had to use up and a few chilli flakes to give it a bit of a kick. My husband loved it. Will be making this again.
17th Mar, 2014
Quick and easy, had a bag of fresh water prawns in my freezer that was bugging me. Other half loved it little one devoured it too!
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20th Jan, 2013
I thought that this was a really quick, easy and tasty tea. It's stuff you always have in your fridge and freezer. I would add a little more lemon than it suggest next time, but that's just a personal taste.
16th Jan, 2013
Fine for a quick and easy dinner. The egg and lemon together reminded me a bit of lemon tart but I love lemon so didn't mind too much. I added creme fraiche and plenty of black pepper at the end. Next time will probably add chilli flakes.
19th Dec, 2012
This is a tasty and simple dish. It's not exactly something I would offer for guests, but it's a good option for those busy evenings when I'm craving for a fast and a healthy supper.
4th Sep, 2012
I really liked this! I didn't use frozen prawn, instead I pan-fried fresh prawns (because I had them) in oil and chilli flakes. Lemony, fresh and easy!


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