Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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

  • 200g raw peeled prawn, preferably tiger prawns
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    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

Method

  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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melissap
10th Sep, 2010
Gorgeous!
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martin@redpepper.ie
15th Aug, 2010
Added extra garlic and stirred in some oven-roasted cherry tomatoes (with a splash of olive oil, balsamic and dried herbs) Gives this excellent recipe some extra bite.
twilight_falls
30th Jun, 2010
5.05
I used cooked prawns, which i added once the sauce was made. I also used dried herbs and added crushed chillies. It was really yummy, and I would definitely make it again.
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jane66
15th Apr, 2010
5.05
Lovely and simple, quick and easy to make. I added a chopped red chlli, used olive oil instead of butter and an extra clove of garlic. I forgot to buy linguine so used spaghetti, but would've prefered the linguine I think. I served it with garlic bread and a salad and everyone loved it.
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jane66
15th Apr, 2010
5.05
Lovely and simple, quick and easy to make, I added a fresh chopped red chilli, used olive oil instead of butter and an extra clove of garlic. I served it with garlic bread and a green salad.
nic104
9th Apr, 2010
1.05
Very bland even with the chilli flakes added.
barryj
15th Oct, 2009
well at least the dogs been fed!!!!!
Dash
9th Jun, 2009
5.05
Gorgeous. I added some courgettes when i was frying the prawns and they really added to the flavour, providing a clean twist to the creaminess. A few chilli flakes too and this is my new favourite friday night supper dish!
vanilla30
27th Apr, 2009
5.05
Made this last night, loved it. I used 2 gloves of garlic and a big pinch of crushed chillies.
pixieloveheart
25th Apr, 2009
5.05
This was quick and simple, but so tasty! We used dried chillies and left out the parsley

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