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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10th Sep, 2010
martin@redpepper.ie's picture
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.
30th Jun, 2010
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.
jane66's picture
15th Apr, 2010
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.
jane66's picture
15th Apr, 2010
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.
9th Apr, 2010
Very bland even with the chilli flakes added.
15th Oct, 2009
well at least the dogs been fed!!!!!
9th Jun, 2009
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!
27th Apr, 2009
Made this last night, loved it. I used 2 gloves of garlic and a big pinch of crushed chillies.
25th Apr, 2009
This was quick and simple, but so tasty! We used dried chillies and left out the parsley


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