Linguine with garlic butter prawns

Linguine with garlic butter prawns

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This simple pasta dish with king prawns, garlic, lemon and parsley makes a speedy weeknight seafood supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal547
  • fat24g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 200g linguine
  • 2-3 fat garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g butter



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

  • 175g pack raw shelled king prawn, de-veined and split in half lengthways
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon, then cut the lemon into wedges



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

  • small pack parsley, chopped



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


  1. Boil the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, very gently cook the garlic in the butter in a medium pan until softened. Add the prawns and cook until they just turn from grey to pink. It is important not to overcook them or they will be tough. Remove from the heat and stir in the zest and seasoning.

  2. Drain the pasta and toss into the pan with the prawn mixture and parsley until well mixed. Divide between two bowls and serve with the lemon wedges.

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Stephen Kotzin's picture
Stephen Kotzin
18th Jun, 2020
Tasted pretty bland so added some parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons of Massel chicken stock powder. Tastes much better !
Daniel Platt's picture
Daniel Platt
17th May, 2020
Massive lover of prawns, lemons, garlic, butter. but was not overly impressed with this dish. It tasted bland. I Dont think i will be making this again.
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Samantha Ali
17th Apr, 2020
I was not impressed with this dish at all. I added a lot of vegetables to the butter such as red onion, broccoli, celery stick, green beans, tomato, cabbage. I might have under cooked these as well as the shrimp. My parsley went bad so I improvised and used banadia and celery. The dish tasted bland, like it needed a sauce. I seasoned with red pepper flakes, garlic powder and salt. My shrimp definitely needed more cooking.
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Chloe Bass
9th Apr, 2020
This is delicious. I've also added halved cherry tomatoes to make it a bit healthier. And I crushed the garlic which I found better than the finely chopped garlic.
13th Feb, 2020
Super easy and delicious, with a lovely lemony tang! I added leafy greens into the pasta to make it healthier, but otherwise followed the recipe.
9th Jan, 2020
This is the easiest recipe ever and I love it. Showed it to my sissy and she now requests it all the time. I always use quite a bit more garlic than the recipe suggests.
17th Oct, 2018
Great recipe! Very easy and yet very tastey, the whole family loved it.
30th Apr, 2018
Incredible. This is so simple but so good! Would happily pay to eat this at a restaurant. I use Sainsbury’s raw prawns with garlic butter, plus 3 garlic cloves and a tbsp of regular butter.
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24th Aug, 2017
Very easy and completely delicious. What a shame it's pretty fattening, as it is heavenly to eat.
Frantic Flapjack
18th Apr, 2017
Really lovely pasta dish. Just a few ingredients but all the better for that.


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14th Jan, 2017
Add a finely chopped red chilli with the garlic for extra flavour.
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