Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Easily halved or doubled

Juicy tiger prawns turn this simple supper dish into something really special

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal548
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter



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

  • 200g raw peeled prawn, preferably tiger prawns



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • small handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat a small knob of the butter in a frying pan. When it starts to sizzle, add the prawns and fry for 1 min until they start to change colour. Add the garlic and sizzle for 1 min more, splash in the wine, then bring to the boil. Swirl in the rest of the butter, season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice, then stir in the chopped parsley.

  2. When the pasta is just cooked, drain and toss through the prawns. Divide the pasta between 2 bowls, pour over any excess sauce and serve straightaway.

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Torran McMillan's picture
Torran McMillan
30th Nov, 2019
Special Prawn Pasta... special indeed! We were catering for the the in-laws whom were coming down south for a birthday bash. My husband and I cooked a lovely variation of this dish which was so easy to prepare whilst enjoying dinner conversation around the kitchen island. For our recipe adjustment (improvements...) we used whole langoustine tails as substitute for prawns and we were even sent over some exquisite wine from our lovely friends who own a vineyard in Tuscany... oh I know, so lavish! All in all, truly, a marvellous dinner with wonderful people! However, there are so many exciting recipes that I have yet to try, so i doubt my husband and I will be indulging again!
6th Sep, 2019
Sadly I found this quite bland. I even added an extra garlic clove and touch more butter. Fine for a midweek meal but we found ourselves quite hungry and needing some cheese on toast an hour or so later!
24th Feb, 2019
So quick and easy. I had some broccoli in the fridge that was about to go off so added that and it worked really well. Started frying the broccoli at the same time as cooking the pasta, then added the prawns to the pan later and continued following the steps
7th Apr, 2017
Bloomin delicious and SO quick and easy - a regular on our weeknight menu. I double the garlic, bulk up the pasta with courgette to make it go further and use dried parsley.
8th Oct, 2015
This really is a 5 star recipe. It's the second time I've cooked it in a week because it is so delicious, quick and completely fool proof. After adding the garlic I also added some chilli to give it an extra kick and the result was amazing. Empty plates all round!
20th Jul, 2015
Really simple and really delicious. As others have suggested, I added some chilli flakes, extra garlic, and roasted cherry tomatoes, and served it on a bed of rocket
3rd Oct, 2014
This meal is so tasty considering how easy it is to create. I actually used Dry Rose wine with some tomato puree. I imagine it will become a regular occurrence in my kitchen from now on.
16th Aug, 2014
This was much nicer than I anticipated. Used all the ingredients suggested except I used dried parsley which tasted just as good. Also added a teaspoon of very lazy chili because I'm kinda lazy and that gave it a good kick. I imagine if the chili and lemon was left out, this may have been a tad on the bland side. Very pleased to have found this recipe : )
30th Jul, 2014
It was the day before shopping and I'd run out of lemons, white wine and even vermouth so I tried limes and gin. Delicious. Looking forward to the original recipe next time.
26th Jun, 2014
I love pasta and I cooked a lot of my mums recipes...this is the easiest and delicious prawn pasta. You can taste all the ingredients. Perfect dish


13th Aug, 2014
where is the courgette in the ingredients as shown in the name of the dish?.
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Amelia J
7th Oct, 2018
there is no courgette in the name or anywhere in the dish
16th Jan, 2020
A delicious and simple dish as it stands, but I added a few inches of thinly sliced leek and a chopped chilli to the garlic, fried the prawns with this and threw in some halved cherry tomatoes while cooking. Added a pinch of dill as well. The rest as recipe, served with some grated parmesan.
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Robert Langford
1st Mar, 2019
A sprinkle of parmesan and fresh coriander to finish enhanced this simple excellent recipe.
30th Mar, 2015
Great recipe and is easy. The kids love it but may I recommend adding some single cream and simmering off to reduce.....not as healthy but so tasty.
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